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Re: Misprint in Great Northern?

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Posted by Alex Forbes on January 14, 2018 at 12:25:18 user Pitsligo.

In Reply to: Misprint in Great Northern? posted by John Wilson on January 13, 2018 at 15:37:25:

My 1948 Macmillan has the correct text, as does my 2003 Godine.

Interesting that "Sanus" is an anagram of Susan, but not a reversal --"nasuS". If it were a typesetter's error, I suppose I could see how the upper case "S" would obviously go first in the chase, when making up the forme, and then the rest... got scrambled. If they were using pre-cast two-letter increments --both "us" and "an" being useful words on their own-- it might have been a case of using an upper-case "S" and then swapping the next two type-pieces.

Interesting quirk! Sort of a "Wicked Bible" of A&R.


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