Wednesday, July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007 - Catolog

Sounding like a sideshow in a backyard circus, today’s typo is a real meta-blooper. It appears that a fair number of catalogers are misspelling their own moniker (and related forms) in the course of doing their jobs. My own catalog has seven Catologs, and Catolog* turns up 38 times in OhioLINK, making it a “high probability” typo on the Ballard list. OhioLINK also contains 45 records with the following typos: Catlog*, Catalg, Catalag, Cataloug*, and Catgalog*. Come on kids, not to be catty, but let’s learn how to write our name right so we can all get a library card!

Carol Reid

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