December 26, 2006
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Historical Resonance

Megnut has been writing useful posts with gift suggestions and such — useful year-round, not just for Christmas. One of her recent notes has a typo with wonderful historical echoes:

Buzzfeed indentifies the latest trend of dining alone, and offers links to help you deal.

Armed Forced ID cards of the WWII era were boldly labeled, "For Indentification Only". I've always wondered whether this was a preposterous bureaucratic blunder or a clever ruse for trapping forgers.