Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Learnig (for Learning)

Learnig is one of nearly 3000 words in the D, or Low Probability section of the Ballard list at http://faculty.quinnipiac.edu/libraries/tballard/typoscomplete.html , meaning that the error was found at least twice but had no more than 7 hits in OhioLINK at the time of its discovery. Missing letters are, by far, the most common sort of error because the human mind tends to fill in missing information without setting off mental alarm bells. We were surprised to learn that there is a learnig.com, but later found that this is a shell site being sold by a company called **Fabulous Domains.** Otherwise, there is a modest 220,000 hit count in Google for this typo.

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