Thursday, April 29, 2010

Strutur* (for Structur*)

"Here's a sentence you will enjoy from a friend's local paper: The library’s financial structure is far more stable than it was 10 years ago when it was forced to shudder its doors because it was broke..."

The coworker who sent me that message was right; I did enjoy it. While I pondered weak and weary, though, I couldn't find a single typo for either shutter or shudder (and we really don't need another Edgar Allan Poe post, in any event). I was, however, struck by the fact that OhioLINK houses 33 cases of Strutur*—almost enough to make us shudder in our structure, but not enough to make us pack up our cataloging manuals and shutter our doors. Contrariwise, let's strut our stuff and correct those typos!

(Craig Wedren playing live with Shudder to Think in 1994, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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