Thursday, September 3, 2009

Isreal* (for Israel*)

Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. It has been a real country for 60 years, and people like to prove it with their spelling of its name. This error occurs 81 times in OhioLINK, and appears on the B probability section of the errors list. This seems to be a case where we type a word we're used to (real) in the middle of a word.

Image of David Ben-Gurion reading the Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Liz Perlman Bodian
Chicago Public Library

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