Friday, October 12, 2007

October 12, 2007 - Grat Britain

Grat Britain for Great Britain is a puzzler. Most dropped-vowel typos tend to be buried at the end of long words. It is on the Low Probability list at Typographical Errors in Library Databases, but there were 37 hits for it this morning in WorldCat. Since the R and E keys are adjacent on a QWERTY keyboard, one can imagine how the initial miskeying occurred. More confusing is how it got past proofreaders at the local and OCLC level.

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