Monday, June 2, 2008

Rememberance (for Remembrance)

Rememberance for Remembrance brings to mind a quote by Steven Wright: "I can't bear to think about the past - all those memories..." This error is found in the B or High Probability section of Typographical Errors in Library Databases at . One can see how this error happened - it looks right and the problem is at the end of a long word. Seeing the word may have triggered something in the proofreader to think about a lost sled from childhood instead of the work at hand. We hope you will remember to check your catalog, because there are more than 290 examples this morning in Worldcat, which makes it fairly likely that this will appear in your catalog. To close with a phrase that I may or may not have coined - "My memory has a mind of its own."

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