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#1 2005-11-20 17:05:14

patschwieterman
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"crustaceous period" for "cretaceous period"

About 300 ghits. Crustaceans didn’t first arise during the cretaceous period (144 to 65 mya), but it was a period of great expansion for them – maybe that’s an influence here. Our authors may be able to blame a half-remembered introductory course on geology or biology for the slip. Or maybe their spellcheckers are a more appropriate focus of censure. Examples:

He has studied the Nebraska Sand Hills for 10 years, which are similar to – albeit younger than – the dunes of Mongolia, which date back 70 million years to the crustaceous period.
http://www.unl.edu/scarlet/v6n25/v6n25features.html

Skeletons of marine invertebrates from the Lower Crustaceous period may also characterize some limestones.
http://www.americanlimestone.com/alcsol … al/stones/

So I decided to design some personalized labels for the guests. Forgetting that our computer is from the crustaceous period.
http://cynicsgirl.blogspot.com/2005_09_ … chive.html

“He is correct, her conversation will last longer then the
crustaceous period,” Hotaru said.
http://www.sailormoonlinks.com/175.txt

Formed in the Crustaceous Period (over 60 million years ago), this area is much wetter than the Fraser Plateau and Fraser Basin.
http://www.ccconserv.org/forests-waterways.html

Animal life (dinos): d/k; Human life: 1 A.C. (After Christ) period after crustaceous period
http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/peopl … /time.html

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Musicians often seem to be ahead of the curve in spotting potential eggcorns. The Australian rock band The Crustaceans issued a collection of their formative work as “The Early Crustaceous Period” in 2004.

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