Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Ocotber (for October)
"October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." We apologize for quoting Mark Twain twice in one week, but we just couldn't pass this one up for some reason. On our master list of library catalog typos at http://faculty.quinnipiac.edu/libraries/tballard/typoscomplete.html, there are many versions of October, and we've already covered a few of them on this blog, but Ocotber is the highest ranked variation that we could find. It is on the 'C' or moderate probability section of the list. Checking OhioLINK this morning,we found 16 hits for the typo. At first glance, this looks more erroneous than it actually is - there is just an inverted letter at work here.
Today's photo shows a fall scene in Hamden, Connecticut, last year that defines the word 'orange.' The original can be found at http://www.pbase.com/terryballard/image/51408623