Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fom (for From, etc.)

The idea for today's typo blog entry comes straight from FOM, otherwise known as the Fraternal Order of Maoi. This organization is a tiki-happy, slightly tongue-in-cheek social club and fraternal order, founded in 2005. Its original goal was to preserve the local history and artifacts of the erstwhile Kahiki Supper Club in Columbus, Ohio. If you too like tiki tchotchkes, check out the Archie McPhee store, which has been known to carry such products for all your Polynesian party needs. Fom (which is usually a typo for from, but could also be for for or even form) turned up 140 times in OhioLINK, with "too many records found for your search" in WorldCat. A good percentage of these were false positives (acronyms and foreign words), but in any event, this is not a typo to back away from.

(Poster for the Chicago Area Tiki Tour event poster, 2011, from Wikipedia.)

Carol Reid

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