Monday, June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007 - Transporat*

When Borat was transported from the Glorious Nation of Kazakstan to the United States of America, audiences around the world were transported as well. Some to helpless laughter, others to righteous anger. Transporat* has moved to first class on the Ballard list and shows up 153 times in OhioLINK. This looks like a common case of letter reversal kicking in, or maybe there's an automatic tendency to forget about the middle T since more words end in –ation than –tation. It could also come from being too eager to reach one's destination.

Carol Reid

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