IgNoble Prize in Literature

As the Nobel Prizes were given out, this year the IgNoble Prizes also went out. One went to a researcher over the use ofthe word "the", and how it affects alphabetization. "LITERATURE: Glenda Browne of Blaxland, Blue Mountains, Australia, for her study of the word "the" -- and of the many ways it causes problems for anyone who tries to put things into alphabetical order. REFERENCE: "The Definite Article: Acknowledging 'The' in Index Entries," Glenda Browne, The Indexer, vol. 22, no. 3 April 2001, pp. 119-22. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Glenda Browne" Read more about the IgNoble Prizes, and this particular one, at: <a href="http://www.ignobel.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2007">ignobel.com</a>


I'd commented on the "The" article elsewhere. It's a good article, not only well done but with a proper attitude. And the winner was able to attend the Ig Nobel ceremonies.

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