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Misunderstanding and Misprint

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



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.

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