On the Benefits of Mis-spelling

My post on Terri Schiavo, from a month ago, has received hundreds of hits from especially Google searches and also Yahoo and MSN. Normally my little blog receives far less than that, even when posting on matters of intense interest to the public at large.

In this particular case, I mis-spelled Mrs. Schiavo’s first name. I spelled it Terry. A natural mistake, and one which apparently many Googlers have made as well. If I had spelled it right, I would have received nowhere near this many hits, since there are many more prominent sites than mine discussing this issue. An interesting accident, which has resulted in my opinion about the case being seen by perhaps hundreds of people. How’s that for irony? A mistake that I made results in my opinion being far more widely distributed than would otherwise have been the case.

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