Friday, July 27, 2007

July 27, 2007 - Pubish

Pubish* (for publisher, publishing, etc.) and Pubic* (for public, publication, etc.) are typos both common and comical. The former generates 101 results on OhioLINK, making it a typo of "highest probability" on the Ballard list. There are also 107 records with "pubic" in them, but be careful: there is only a hair's breadth of difference here between the typo and the real word. Other highly probable typos in this area are: Pubicat*, Publc*, Publiction*, Publih*, Publise*, Publsh*, and Pulish*. Less frequently published typos include: Pubicity, Publec*, Publichat*, and Publiosh*.

Carol Reid

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