A Not-So-Thrilling Typo

I edit a lot of articles about travel, and whenever an article mentions ziplining, parasailing, or some other high-thrills adventure, there's a high probability it contains a specific error. See if you can spot it in this example sentence: EcoBlasters offers a choice of three- or four-hour tours on its high-speed, adrenalin-pumping zipline.

Answer: adrenalin is the wrong word, at least according to the style I follow. It should be adrenaline. According to Merriam-Websters, without an E, Adrenalin is a proper name of a pharmaceutical product — "a preparation of levorotatory epinephrine." The stuff your body produces naturally under stressful or intense circumstances, according to this dictionary, is adrenaline.




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2 Responses to “A Not-So-Thrilling Typo”

  1. "An" Not-So-Thrilling Typo?

  2. Oops. Fixing now. (Better late than never.)