Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Crtic* (for Critic*)

Roger Ebert is one of my favourite film critics. Though he’s been criticized for being inconsistent and for judging popcorn films with the same star system as art films, I give him a lot of credit for being simply hilarious. One of his most famous reviews was for the Rob Reiner film North:
I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it.
I think those of us who work in cataloguing have probably felt the same way about typos at some point. When you fix the high probability typo crtic*, watch out for other languages -- crtice appears to be a word in some Slavic languages, and there may be more variations out there.

(Photo of Ebert from RogerEbert.com)

Leanne Olson

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