Thursday, July 5, 2012

Poopular* (for Popular, etc.)

Oh dear, should we even mention today’s typo in polite society?  Granted, “poop” is one of the milder terms one might encounter.  But for something that’s so decidedly NOT popular, have you ever considered just how many synonyms there are for it in the English language?  

Fortunately, if OhioLINK is any indicator, the typo Poopular* is rare in library catalogs.  There are only 3 instances of it, all in reference to popular music.  So you may have nothing to clean up today!

(Jenny Lind, the famous opera singer and popular music performer, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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