Friday, January 1, 2010

Firts or Frist (for first)

Today is the last day of the week and the first day of the year. First is a word you just have to be careful not to type too quickly, or you are likely to invert some letters. Firts occurs a number of times in OhioLINK and over 300 times in WorldCat. Frist can also be a misspelling, but could also be a proper name, so watch out before fixing it.

First thing this year, make a resolution to fix as many typos as possible in your catalog!

Liz Bodian
Chicago Public Library

Image of George Washington, the first president of the United States, from Wikimedia Commons.

1 comment:

Miz Dinah said...

Firts can be very unpleasant! What about fist? I see that a lot (but not as much as I see alot).