Friday, May 19, 2006

The Trouble With Spell Czech

We enjoy the booksellerchick blog.

Today, though, we caught the same spelling error we've found in the Columbia Journalism Review and The New York Times (in the same week, no less). It's clearly time for a SPOGGing.

A lot of the comments on the Authors Behaving Badly thread are from people appalled that bad behavior takes place, others point out that the bookseller should forgive and forget, while booksellers counter with stories of authors that don’t even try. Instead of focusing on the negative, let’s look at the positive (and take advantage of the hoards Agent Kristin has sent this way).

A hoard is a supply of something. A horde is a large group of people. We believe booksellerchick meant the latter.

To remember:

  • Dragons hoard. There is an "a" sound in dragon and an "a" in hoard.
  • Hordes contain people. There is an "e" in hordes, and an "e" sound in people.

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