Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools' Day Joke? Lookout "Mountian"?

Mountian (for Mountain)

The Colorado Department of Transportation should check out Typo of the Day for Librarians at http://librarytypos.blogspot.com/. Recently Colorado's Exit 256 received a new green sign notifying motorists of the upcoming exit in the westbound lanes: Lookout Mountian. Motorists notified the highway department right away, and a plate was put over the typo "mountian" until it can be corrected. "Mountian" was listed as a typo of the day in January 2007. I'm as vigilant as possible for my own catalog, but a quick peek found one more "mountian" in my catalog. Unfortunately, once a typo is cleaned up a constant check is needed to keep from adding the typo again with new cataloging.

The picture of "Lookout Mountian" was provided by Jeffrey Beall.

Wendee Eyler

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