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The Patron Demon of Calligraphers for misspellings and typographical errors:

"He is listed for verbal atrocities in religious services as well as those of copying and writing. He became a patron of calligraphers because he absolved them of guilt since they could blame him for their errors."

He is still used today by such authorities as the Oxford English Dictionary...and of course, ME!

The first reference to Titivilus by name appears in _Tractatus de Penitentia_, c. 1285 by John of Wales. Petrus de Palude also commented "Fragmina psalmorum/Titivillus colligit horum" (Titivillus collects bits of the psalms.)

So, the next time you are typing away and start FUBARing your work...you know who to blame...heheheh!

--Banjk

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