Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Spellchecking?

At times, my spelling can be...creative. However, I have never trusted autocorrecting spellcheckers and it's not only 'cos they can't keep up with my preposterous vocublary and propensity to invent words. Nope, it's been this deep'n'fundamental suspicion....

Thanks to The Unspeakable Vault (Of Doom), now I know why.

Update: corrected spelling of "spellcheckers." Smooooooth.

3 comments:

Paul Simer said...

When I was in high school I ran the Audio/Visual stuff for a small church. The music minister was quite excited on the Sunday when a donated big-screen TV got placed in the front of the sanctuary with a cable going back to a 486 running powerpoint. He typed up the words to the hymns for that week and left the setup for me to run.

Everything ran swimmingly until we got to the song "He Arose". The first part of the chorus is supposed to go like this:

"Up from the grave He arose!
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes!"

However, due to an unfortunate typo that the spellchecker let through, plus cut and paste, the congregation was treated to:

"Up from the gravy He arose!"

More care was taken after that.

(Word verification: zpwned. Hah!)

HTRN said...

"Creative" spelling?

There's a story behind that phrase.

Breda said...

oooh. You have a new rating thingamagig.

But where's the "omg! totally awesome!" button?