Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 09:48:08 -0500
From: Mark Mandel
Subject: crryhe

>>>>>>>Daniel Long writes: >>>>>>
Has anyone ever heard of "crryhe" or "marmottao"? I can't find them in dictionaries. The spelling of the former looks
very odd, but I can't figure out what kind of typo this could be.

How about
c rry he <== c he rry == cherry ?
It's a peculiar sort of transposition in the size of the units, but that's certainly a well-established kind of typo!

Do the Bonin Islands have cherry trees, or rather something that a European could plausibly call cherries? That would
certainly be evidence for this as a typo.

-- Mark

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