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    I couldn't help myself but ask.

    "People are also talking about the frequent arrest of Iowa college football players, and then there's the debate over what image Iowa should use when its turn comes to put a log for the state on quarters that will circulate nationwide." [From COCA]

    Is a log a typographical error? Should it be a logo instead?
    In case the above sentence is correct please explain to me what a log means here.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: ...to put a log...

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    I couldn't help myself but ask.

    "People are also talking about the frequent arrest of Iowa college football players, and then there's the debate over what image Iowa should use when its turn comes to put a log for the state on quarters that will circulate nationwide." [From COCA]

    Is a log a typographical error? Should it be a logo instead?
    In case the above sentence is correct please explain to me what a log means here.

    Thanks.
    It should be logo, unless it's some quaint American custom that I don't know about.

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    Default Re: ...to put a log...

    Yes, it should have said "logo." That article was a transcript of a National Public Radio broadcast and whomever typed it made a mistake.

    Beginning in 1999, U.S. quarters (25 cent coins) were redesigned to feature George Washington on the obverse and an image/logo/representation of each of the 50 states on the reverse.

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    Default Re: ...to put a log...

    (And I suspect there's another typo, in 'whoever' )

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    Default Re: ...to put a log...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (And I suspect there's another typo, in 'whoever' )

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    Oy, cha-ching!, you caught me in an epic pronoun failure, dude! You can imagine my embarrassment.

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    Sorry; should've PMd you about it; but I know that sort of thing bothers students.

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    Default Re: ...to put a log...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Sorry; should've PMd you about it; but I know that sort of thing bothers students.
    Not to worry, it's all good. I just get frustrated with myself when I make such a glaring error....so much so that my loving husband will pause a movie as we're watching it on DVD to ask me (somewhat snidely) "Aren't you going to make a remark about that guy saying 'good' instead of 'well'??!"

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