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The Kronos misspelling list
Shortly after joining Kronos, Incorporated in April, 1979, I received a couple of letters with the company's name misspelled in the address, first as "KRONIS" and then as "KRONOP". Amused, I put the envelopes aside on my desk. Then the third misspelling arrived, this one addressed to "Mr. Krakauer, DRONOS". That one particularly tickled me, so I pasted all three to a piece of paper labeled "Best Misspelling Contest", and hung them on the wall near my office door. Other people began to add additional examples.
As time went on, I filled the page, and went on to a second page, and then a third. I was astonished at how many misspellings I was getting of a simple, sixletter name! As the company grew, people still knew that I was collecting these, and I continued to get new misspellings from all over the company. I started printing certificates attesting to each new misspelling I received, as a reward for the finder.
I gradually developed informal "rules" for acceptable misspellings. They had to be new, of course. They also had to be misspellings of the name "Kronos" itself. The list contains the entry "Mrs. Kronos Co.", but once I established the new rules, I would have no longer accepted that one. Case doesn't matter ("Kronon" is the same as "KRONON"), but I did take plurals and possessives as different ("Kruno", "Krunos", and "Kruno's" are all different). Finally, the misspelling had to be a legitimate error; it wasn't fair to generate one and send it out on a questionnaire so as to get it onto someone's mailing list (submitters were on their honor on that one). I was the judge of what was acceptable, and my decision was final.
In each case, I had to receive the actual envelope or label, or a copy of it, and not just a statement as to what the error was. I actually kept each of the misspellings on my list, although some of were faded with age (in that sense, a photocopy was often better than the original, since xerographic copies don't seem to fade). I think I left the list at Kronos when I retired in 2003, in the hopes that someone would keep it up, but I don't think anyone has done so.
The following is the complete list of 256 misspellings as it stood on March 5, 2000. No new misspellings were submitted between then and my retirement. Actually, contributions to the list had tapered off long before March of 2000. The last misspelling was submitted December 30, 1999, but the one prior to that goes back to November 26, 1998.
Here is the list in alphabetical order; the number gives the order of receipt. Number 58 is missing; it was an accidental duplicate, and was deleted. As a result, number 59 is the 58th misspelling, and so on. The last misspelling received, ALRONOS, was received on December 30, 1999, and so was the last misspelling of the twentieth century. It was the 256th.
257 ALRONOS
128 ARONOS
215 ASRONOS
032 BRONOS
217 CAINOS
225 CHEOUOS
009 CHROMOS
028 CHRONOS
227 CHRONUS
234 CONNERS
081 CONNO
139 CORONAR
170 CORONAS
247 CROIN
119 CRONAR
103 CRONAS
086 CRONES
166 CRONIN
042 CRONIS
041 CRONO'S
049 CRONOCOS
194 CRONON
133 CRONONS
164 CRONORS
090 CRONOS
123 CRONOSE
120 CRONUS
150 CROSNOS
004 CROWOS
208 DRONDS
221 DRONIS
003 DRONOS
165 ERONOS
154 FRONDS
189 FRONOS
145 GRONOS
029 ITRONES
106 K NONOS
175 K. RONOS
231 KACNOS
232 KAMOS
080 KANSAS
066 KAONOS
238 KARNOF
075 KARNOS
212 KARONOS
148 KDRONOS
142 KEMOS
179 KEONAS
159 KEONIS
060 KEONOS
178 KEORS
204 KHRONIS
107 KIMOS
168 KINOS
135 KIONAS
083 KIONES
079 KIONOD
115 KIRONOS
065 KIZONO'S
188 KJONOS
167 KKONOS
219 KLANN
024 KLONAS  185 KMOIS
033 KNONOS
174 KNORF
235 KNOROS
163 KNOSSOS
207 KNOWONS
140 KNOWOS
248 KOMOS
218 KONNES
038 KONOS
025 KONRAN
118 KORNDS
182 KORNES
169 KORNODS
013 KORNOS
134 KORNS
152 KORONAS
146 KORONES
195 KORONIS
160 KORONOS
105 KORONOW
067 KORONS
230 KOROS
113 KOSNOS
063 KRAMAS
253 KRAMOS
021 KRANAS
111 KRANKOS
026 KRANNOS
020 KRANOS
222 KRASNAS
114 KRAUS
018 KRAUSE
141 KRAUSS
155 KRCNOS
121 KRENAS
034 KRENDS
087 KRENES
031 KRENOS
122 KRENSOS
162 KRINIS
099 KRINOS
216 KRLNOS
187 KRMAS
126 KRMOS
192 KRNON'S
124 KRNOS
250 KROAOS
236 KROAVOS
201 KROCOR
130 KROHNHITE
096 KROHNES
102 KROHOS
210 KROJNOS
226 KROKOS
129 KROKUS
173 KROMA
016 KROMAS
094 KROMES
023 KROMOS
186 KROMOSINC
036 KROMOY
040 KROMOZ
209 KROMS  199 KROMSO
156 KRON'S
127 KRONAE
143 KRONAN
012 KRONAS
101 KRONCE
200 KRONCOS
249 KRONCS
044 KRONDOS
010 KRONDS
197 KRONE'S
109 KRONE
224 KRONEES
243 KRONERS
088 KRONES
177 KRONG
030 KRONGS
076 KRONICS
039 KRONIES
019 KRONIN
001 KRONIS
138 KRONIX
069 KRONK0S
255 KRONMD
191 KRONNOS
047 KRONO
014 KRONO'S
071 KRONOA
196 KRONOA
057 KRONOAS
072 KRONOCLAC
077 KRONOCS
089 KRONOD
193 KRONODS
097 KRONOE
008 KRONOF
054 KRONOG
055 KRONOIS
082 KRONOISE
198 KRONOL
095 KRONON
046 KRONONS
229 KRONOO
147 KRONOOS
002 KRONOP
211 KRONOPS
045 KRONOR
184 KRONORS
100 KRONOSE
220 KRONOSI
015 KRONOSINC
108 KRONOSIS
228 KRONOSS
251 KRONOSW
144 KRONOUS
006 KRONOX
091 KRONOY
053 KRONOZ
007 KRONS
239 KRONSOI
116 KRONTS
048 KRONUOS
078 KRONUP
011 KRONUS  254 KRONVA
051 KRONVS
056 KROONOS
233 KROONS
136 KROOS
050 KROROS
035 KROSAS
061 KROSES
240 KROSNO
043 KROSNOS
171 KROSOS
190 KROSSOS
037 KROUDS
092 KROUNDS
074 KROUNOS
223 KROUNS
104 KROUOS
112 KROVAS
153 KROVOS
213 KROWAS
064 KROWNOS
246 KROWOS
244 KROWS
252 KROXIS
181 KROYNOS
202 KROZOS
110 KRPNOS
157 KRRONOS
214 KRUHOS
237 KRUMUS
052 KRUNDS
256 KRUNO'S
027 KRUNOS
203 KRUNUS
022 KRWONOS
131 KRYNOS
183 KTONOS
245 KUNOS
149 KVONOS
098 KZONOS
070 LONOS
158 LRONOS
132 LRYNOS
206 MAKRONOS
085 MRS KRONOS CO
242 NRONOS
172 PRONDS
176 PRONOS
151 QRONOS
161 RINONOS
084 RONAS
073 RONOS
125 RORNOS
059 SKRONOS
137 TRONAS
005 TRONOS
241 UNONOS
180 URONDS
017 URONOS
062 VRONOS
068 WRONOS
117 XRONOS
093 YIONOS
205 YRONOS 
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