[LMB] OT: misspellings

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Mon Sep 24 19:34:56 BST 2007


I can remember when I loved those horse books that I kept taking out  
from the library, The Black Stallion, Son of the Black Stallion, the  
Black Stallion and Satin--or at least, that's how I pronounced it in  
my head.  Shiny black horse, looks like satin, why not?

Katherine

On Sep 24, 2007, at 2:12 AM, Lois Fundis wrote:

> One example in my own library is the case of a young man (about 13, I
> think) who had typed "satin" into our computerized catalog and was
> disappointed when he did not find anything.  He made a very unhappy
> face, too, when I asked him if he was looking for fabric. I really
> didn't think that was it, but was giving him the benefit of the  
> doubt --
> I'd suspected, and turned out to be right, that he had misspelled  
> "Satan".




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