Monday, April 21, 2008

Perserv* (for Preserve, Preservation, etc.)

There are just 39 calories per serving in the average fruit preserves. However, there are 82 hits in OhioLINK for this morning's typo du jour: Perserv*. Some preserves (variously known as jellies, jams, marmalades, compotes, confitures, etc.) comprise nothing but fruit (and the occasional vegetable), but others contain some added sugar, which not only sweetens the pot, but helps preserve the preserves. (Samples from Senegal, on display at Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid


casemusic said...

I found "perserverance" and "perservance."

Terry said...

Also perservere!