Monday, August 31, 2009

Willaim (for William)

William Shakespeare may or may have not written a number of plays and sonnets, but if you miss your aim, you won't find any of them. Willaim (not found in the Ballard database) is found 137 times in OhioLINK, and many more in WorldCat. This is a typo based on both reversing letters and putting a real word at the end of a name where no such word belongs.

Image of William Shakespeare from Wikimedia Commons.

Liz Perlman Bodian
Chicago Public Library

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