Sunday, June 24, 2007

Misspelling of Rod Beck as "Rob Beck"

The #1 search on Google Hot Trends is rod beck.

The #11 search is rob beck.

In the grand scheme of things, the misspelling of Rod Beck's name is not nearly as significant as the sad event itself. But still, I think it's worth noting that the misspelling is so common.

I believe that this is an example of elision. I wonder whether there's any other example of this phenomenon on Hot Trends? I recall a misspelled name a couple of weeks ago ... I'll have to check when I have time ....

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