Thursday, August 28, 2008

Micellan*, Misellan* (for Miscellaneous, etc.)

According to the journal Chemical and Engineering News: "Researchers have demonstrated that memory and intelligence can be improved genetically, creating more than a dozen varieties of 'smart' mice." Back here in the library lab, a dozen hits for Micellan* were isolated in OhioLINK, along with half a dozen for Misellan*. This appears to be a rapidly growing typo too; those numbers have risen to 19 and eight over the past week.

(Snippy and Snappy by the wonderfully smart Wanda Gág, published in 1931.)

Carol Reid

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