Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stockmarket (for Stock Market)

"The market, like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. But unlike the Lord, the market does not forgive those who know not what they do," according to Warren Buffett. This was found at a site called "Trading Wisdom" at, which also has a number of anonymous quotes such as the all-time classic "Buy low and sell high," and our favorite: "Buy from the scared. Sell to the greedy." Stockmarket is found on the C, or moderate probability section of the site "Typographical errors in library databases," at . A check of WorldCat this morning showed more than 500 hits for stockmarket. We double-checked the Oxford English Dictionary, but could find no evidence that stockmarket is a legitimate variant spelling. Even so, we suspect that many of these titles have the typo in the original, so extra care should be used in correcting this one.

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