Playing piano is plainly a pain. And if you think piano practice is hard, try saying that sentence five times fast. In The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T., the only live-action movie (to speak of) based on a Dr. Seuss story, young Bartholomew hates practicing the piano. He tries various means of evasion, but eventually falls asleep, only to dream of being trapped in music-lesson servitude and forced to play scales at a large-scale keyboard, with 499 other captive boys, by the rather fascistic and fey Dr. Terwilliger. Paino is a "high probability" typo on the Ballard list, with 60 cases in OhioLINK. Close to a third of these, however, are the proper spellings of proper names. Now, let's all sit up straight and practice the “Happy Fingers Method” of typo avoidance, shall we?
Friday, August 10, 2007
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