Re: [Rd] typo in `eurodist'

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Thu 08 Dec 2005 - 08:00:27 GMT

>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Hothorn <torsten@hothorn.de> >>>>> on Thu, 8 Dec 2005 08:51:57 +0100 (CET) writes:

    Torsten> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

>> I've often wondered about that.

    Torsten> and the copy editor did too :-)

>> I've presumed that the names were
>> deliberate, so have you checked the stated source? It's not readily
>> available to me (as one would expect in Oxford)?

    Torsten> our library doesn't seems to have a copy of `The Cambridge
    Torsten> Encyclopaedia', so I can't check either. Google has 74.900 hits for
    Torsten> `Gibralta' (more than one would expect for a typo, I think)
    Torsten> and 57.700.000 for `Gibraltar'.

    Torsten> So maybe both spellings are in use.

Well, do you expect web authors to have a much lower rate of typos than 1:770 ?
My limited experience on "google voting for spelling correction" has rather lowered my expectation on webauthors' education in orthography...

Martin



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