Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007 - Shakepear*

Shakepear* for Shakespeare, a High Probability B error, has an asterisk to suggest making a truncated search with your system's wildcard symbol, thus pulling up Shakepear, Shakepeare and Shakepearean. Several other typos show up on the Lowest Probability E List: Sakespear* Shakekpear* Shakesear* Shakespaear* Shkespear* Akespear* and Hakespear*

The Bard himself spelled his name several ways. The most frequent alternative was Shakespear.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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