Friday, December 4, 2009

Unifrom* (for Uniform*)

You can't get there from here, as the old hayseed-to-city-slicker saying would have it. However, you'll have an easier time getting here, there, and everywhere if you pay attention to the traffic signs that line each and every road in the country and are chronicled in the federal document Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. A search in OhioLINK on Unifrom* points us to five records containing today's typo; coincidentally enough, the last one is for the 1935 edition of this very manual, which, according to our state librarian, is a top seller among SuDocs. (In addition to that fascinating fact delivered at our last library staff meeting, we each received a little pin with the official directional sign for libraries as pictured here.)

(Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band, who were best known for their 1971 hit single "Signs").

Carol Reid

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog. It's very interesting. I, for one, am a Nazi when it comes to spelling and don't understand why people can't simply proofread their work before publishing!