June 17, 2007

wiiitis, not wiitis

How many words do you know in which a letter occurs three time in a row? A vowel? You can't think of any word? Don't worry, even The New York Times can get this kind of thing wrong:

A graphic last Sunday about health and safety issues misspelled the name of a new diagnosis for the shoulder pain caused by playing tennis on Wii, the video game console. It is acute Wiiitis, not Wiitis.


And just in case you're wondering about how to pronounce this new ailment: It's "wee-eye-tis".

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