I think the most tedious part of preparing a manuscript for publication is the proof-reading. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. If not done properly, you risk world-class typos like this to slip through.

Melting points were uncorrect

J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 4252-4257. (Available here.)

P.S. For the record, the generic phrase is “Melting points were uncorrected”.

 

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One Response to The correct form of uncorrect is incorrect!

  1. EJ Curry says:

    Don’t ask me about “sublimed” versus “sublimated”. As a true Renaissance man, I’m rather skeptical of any of these modern, 17th century language modifications.

    https://www.worldwidewords.org/topicalwords/tw-sub2.htm

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