Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Adventure stores (for Adventure stories)

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

- Sea shanty from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is a famous adventure story that displays in WorldCat with the subject heading “adventure stores”. Leaving out the “i" in “stories” could leave adventure lovers scrambling to find new tales like pirates without a map to buried treasure.

Watch out for “stores” replacing “stories” in other genres as well, as with the previously discussed typo love stores.

(Drawing of Long John Silver from

Leanne Olson

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