The Patron Demon
s for misspelling
s and typographical errors
"He is listed for verbal atrocities
services as well as those of copying
. 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
So, the next time you are typing away and start FUBAR
ing your work
...you know who to blame...heheheh!