Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pennsly*, Pennsyv* (for Pennsylvania)

Being such a historic—not to mention sylvan—state, it's only natural that there would be many mentions of Pennsylvania, and therefore many typos for it, in our library OPACs. The OhioLINK database contains 46 occurrences of Pennsly* and 17 of Pennsyv*, making them "high probability" typos on the Ballard list. Don't be pensive and let these slide by. (Picture of Sly Lake, Pennsylvania, from the Rebel Photography website.)

Carol Reid

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