Friday, July 3, 2009

Throuth (for Through)

People have been known to seek Truth in many different ways. Some do it through study, some through observation, some through service, and some through meditation. They pledge their troth to these practices like others pledge love and loyalty to a spouse. Such efforts do not always pay off, though, causing them to throw over the truth in order to line up like pigs at the trough of sensual delights.

Today's typo looks as if it might be standing in for some of the words that appear in the first several sentences above (truth, through, troth, though, throw, and trough). However, the nine we found in OhioLINK were all for the word through. This flub seems to occur when we think we're all through after getting to the U and start over at the beginning before finishing up at the end.

(La Vérité by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, 1870, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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