Friday, August 21, 2009

Acdem* (for Academic, etc.)

Late August has arrived, and all across the land, students and teachers alike are gearing up for a return to academic pursuits. Some happily, some less so. I remember that on the first day of school, our father would wake my sister and me with a resounding chorus of “School Days,” just to really annoy us:

School days, school days
Dear old Golden Rule days

Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic

Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick

Don’t allow yourself to be irked by Acdem* errors in your catalog. There are 12 entries for this moderate-probability typo in OhioLINK, most of them in publisher fields.

(“School Days” sheet music, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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