Sunday, May 13, 2007

The problem with copying

... is that you end up making these mistakes. Reproduced here just because I adore these long words...

Dittography (writing the same thing twice)
Haplography (missing out one iteration of a repeated passage)
Homoeoarchon (where two passages begin the same, and only the second gets copied)
Homoeoteleuton (where two passages end the same and only the first gets copied)

Nothing to do with children being people or anything else related to the point of this blog. Just revelling in the polysyllables.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

electronic copying FTW (for the win)