Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scince*, Scine* (for Science*)

On Nov. 4, 1869, the magazine Nature, a major scientific magazine, was published for the first time. I don't know if science can explain why it is so easy to mistype words, but there is a large collection of misspellings of the word science on the Ballard list, including today's iterations, Scince and Scine. It is, admittedly, quite easy to miss that first e (or to reverse the i and the e), but make sure you don't do it! This could also be a typo for since, which appears more commonly in bibliographic records than you (or at least I) would expect.

Liz Bodian
Chicago Public Library

Image of the first issue of Nature from Wikimedia Commons.

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