Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Constiti*, Consitu* (for Constitution, Constitutional)

Typo of the Day for Librarians
Constiti*, Consitu (for Constitution, Constitutional, etc.)

Constitutionals are good for your health. Harry Truman apparently was known for them. That type of constitution is a horse of a different color (as they say) and as such differs from the one referenced today, although the spellings (or misspellings) are the same. Yesterday's Daily Typo made reference to the US Constitution (the 20th Amendment), which gives rise to today's typo.

Constiti* finds both Constitition and Constition and even Constititutional.

Perhaps we could have an amendment on spelling?

Yet another type of Constitution (from Google Images)

There are 43 hits in OhioLink for Constiti* and 86 hits for Consitu*, which place these typos on the B list of Typographical Errors in Library Databases (of high probability).

Extracted, for AUTOCAT, from Typo of the Day for Librarians at If you have comments about the words selected, how they are selected, or the way the items are written, please contact Terry Ballard .

Cary Daniel

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