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Friday, September 29, 2006

Why can't we spell!?


I know I'm not a great speller, but it gets frustrating when you discover how many potentially useful links to information are broken due to typos. For example, I stumbled across this page, which states that LACM ENT 164470 is the type specimen of Apterostigma gonides. Hmmm ... problem is, there is no such species. What they meant was Apterostigma goniodes (note the missing "o"). The fact that the only Google hits for "Apterostigma gonides" is the LACM page itself is a clue that something's up.

So, a potentially useful resource listing types housed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County looses value through a typo. Argh!

1 Comments:

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27074-2005Feb15.html

    To answer you question check out the article above. It apears science if finding a neurological link to the 20% of American that can't spell.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:47 am  

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