That Is Not A Bookmark

Loranne's Adventures in Librarying

Preposition-happy misprints

Take a look at these two titles, and tell me what’s wrong with them:

I didn’t even notice at first, myself. It’s amazing to me how the human brain will seek out familiar and “sensible” phrases, sometimes without even a noticeable hiccup over such minute errors as these.

I have a tendency to scan through the titles of our new acquisitions, and serials naturally catch the eye. Out of the seven to ten books total in the series, two of them had misprinted titles on their spines. Statistically speaking, I think that’s what might qualify as “abysmal.”

The funny thing is, the titles are printed accurately on the cover. I’m betting somebody at Berg’s publishing house was in trouble when the mistake was discovered.

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This entry was posted on October 20, 2010 by in spellcheck.
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