News | Published:

Misunderstanding and Misprint

Nature volume 139, page 242 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

A CORRESPONDENT has sent us a copy of a programme for 1936-37 of a science society of a university, which contains two amusing misprints. The title of a paper to be contributed by a member of the zoological department of the university was sent in as “Life History of the Ling Cod”. The secretary appears not to have recognized “ling” as a food fish of the cod family, so he altered the word to “living”. The printers put the finishing touch upon the title by changing the last word also, so that the title appears as “Life History of the Living God”, which must surely represent the most ambitious subject of a paper by a zoologist ever announced.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/139242d0

Authors

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing