Monday, April 19, 2010

Diary + Dairy (for Dairy or Diary)

Dear Diary,
It was a cold day in Atlanta and I was feeling rather peckish when I spotted what looked like a giant ice cream treat on the Georgia Tech campus. It turned out to be a work of "art," but before you could say, "I know what I like," I'd gotten my tongue stuck to it! (I think I'll stick to dairy products from now on...)

We whipped up 31 cases of Dairy + Diary in OhioLINK this morning, only one of which was an example of both words spelled correctly in context. Five of them were Dairy for diary; the rest were Diary for dairy. Dare I say, lick this typo today?

("Dairy Queen" statue at the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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