Friday, October 10, 2008

Sking, Skiiing (for Skiing)

My niece, who just turned nine, says she dreamt about a typographical error the other night. In the dream she saw a sign that read "Ski Lessons." Arriving at the scheduled time, excited to soon be sliding down the slopes, she took a closer look and saw that what it really said was: "Ski Diving Lessons." The I was meant to be a Y, it seems. Nevertheless, why ask why? Typos simply are: they're human nature, they're fun, and they require a lot of focus. A bit like skiing and sky diving. There were three cases of Sking and two of Skiiing in the OhioLINK database today. Thanks, Mary. Keep on dreaming!

(Skiers in High Park, Toronto, Canada, 1925, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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