Monday, July 12, 2010

Germnay (for Germany) or Germn for German

Today marks the anniversary of 16 German states leaving the Holy Roman Empire and forming the Confederation of the Rhine, which lasted from 1806 to 1813. There are 30 instances of Germnay and 35 of Germn in OCLC, as well as 5 for Germnay and 4 for Germn in the OhioLINK catalog (although one of those many not be a typo). The Germans are known to be a meticulous people, so make sure you don't misspell the name of their country.

(Map of the Confederation of the Rhine from Wikipedia).

Liz Bodian
Chicago Public Library

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