Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh Science Channel....


This is actually a bit of a touchy disaster. The common term today for Dmitri Titov's job is "coordinator". Yet the Science Channel shows him as a "Co-Ordinator". Google searches don't bring up any Co-Ordinator listings in the first 20 pages (I need a life!) but a search for "Ordinator" show this:

Or´di`na`tor
n. 1. One who ordains or establishes; a director.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

Okay. So one could be a Co-Ordinator if one had a partner to share the responsibilities. Does that mean I can call Titov's title a Spelling Disaster for 2009? I did a Google search for "Dmitri Titov Co-Ordinator" and he is only referenced as the Venus Express Science Coordinator. I'm going to have to go off on a gaseous planet and say ... SPELLING DISASTER!

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