Friday, February 22, 2008

Finsihed (for Finished)

As this week's postings head for the finish line, we will leave you with one that you probably won't need to worry about. Finsihed is on the lowest level of the main library typos list at This means that it was only found once in OhioLINK when it was discovered. It is a good example of an inverted letter typo. In nearly all such cases, the two letters involved are on opposite sides of the QWERTY keyboard, making it a left brain vs. right brain issue. There are only four of these in WorldCat, and one record makes it clear that the mistake is in the orginal. You could find more than 200,000 of them in Google, but thanks to a little-known limit you can only see the first thousand.

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