Friday, September 11, 2015

Traditon* (for Tradition, Traditional, etc.)

We have a newish tradition at my library, and one that everyone actually looks forward to—“Popcorn Friday!” A few years ago, our Systems Librarian (who has now gone on to bigger and better things) spotted a popcorn maker on the list of university surplus items to be sold. He pitched the idea to our administration, they went for it, and the rest is, as they say, history. This wonderful machine is now the star of library parties, staff work days, and impromptu “just because” events. (“Popcorn Friday” does not occur every week.)

Even if no one will reward your efforts with popcorn, you might feel motivated to correct instances of Traditon* in your catalog. There are 87 entries in OhioLINK and 1,504 in WorldCat. A fair number are for the French words “tradition” and “traditionnelle.”

(An early popcorn machine by C. Cretors & Company, Chicago, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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