Thursday, May 22, 2008

Comupter* (for Computer)

Today's typo Comupter* comes up eight times in OhioLINK, giving new meaning to the phrase "our computers are down." (We also found a handful for Comuter* and Coputer*.) As Mae West, compact queen of the compelling come-on, once said, we used to be "snow white," but then we "drifted." It's the same way with words. West had little compunction admitting that comeliness mostly comprises maintenance. (She maintained hers with bottled water, cold cream and, one can only assume, sheer force of will.) So come on now, avoid getting a comeuppance and correct those computer errors while you're still young. We can always come up with more. (World Telegram photo of Mae West on a return home from Hollywood in 1933, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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