Monday, January 4, 2010

Foudat*, etc. (for Foundation*)

I guess I'm a little late with my New Year's Eve salute, but let's raise our virtual glasses to the Typo of the Day, anyway. The somewhat inebriated-sounding Foudat* bubbles to the top of the OhioLINK database 13 times, along with an assortment of related misspellings and truncations: Foundaton* (which gets the biggest response with 27 hits), Foundai*, Founa*, Foundt*, Foundatin*, and Foutai*. In order to lay a solid foundation for the upcoming new year, one should always try and toast it with a quality libation. Although some folks are predicting we'll see darker days ahead, we may as well drink up in any case. As Napoleon once observed (and with thanks to "In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat you need it." Cheers, everyone!

Foudres de chĂȘne, or oak casks, filled with champagne by Louis Roederer, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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