Monday, March 7, 2011

Genious* (for Genius*)

Some people this week are thinking Charlie Sheen might be a genius. Hmm, could be! Or maybe he's so far beyond sheer geniusness that we need a new word for it: "Sheenius," perhaps? Apparently, Charlie is also a poet (I mean, "Adonis DNA"? Duh!) and has been one for quite a while now. (Check out this "slender volume of his own poetry" published in the late 1980s.) In any case, you can call him a "genius" or even, as he says himself, "grandiose" (which according to the dictionary, is not always an insult or psychiatric diagnosis), just don't spell it Genious*, our not so brilliant typo of the day. We discovered 11 of these winners! in OhioLINK, making it a typo of "moderate probability" on the Ballard list.

(GOD SAVE THE SHEEN, by Alicia Megan Dixon, 2011-03-05, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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