‘Fictitious entries’ are deliberately incorrect entries in reference works. Also known as Mountweazel, trap street, paper town, phantom settlement, and nihilartikel.
‘Ghost words’ generally originate from a typographical or linguistic error. Once authoritatively published, a ghost word occasionally may be copied widely and enter legitimate usage.
This publication aims to take a look closer at how knowledge is constructed by questioning the agency of traditional formats of information to call something veridic, as well as their ability to blend reality and fiction.
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