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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Unexpected Humor from Microsoft's Spell Check

I write and edit for a living. It's what I do. I would never do it without a computer ... I used to back in the day, but not anymore, never. I know my way around Microsoft Word. I keep the spell check updated with the arcana I edit and leave the suggestions running as a second, AI set of eyes.

Yesterday, while editing fashion-related material, the spell check highlighted womenswear as being wrong ... as this spell checker just did. The first suggestion for its replacement was "women swear." Considering the subject matter I found this downright amusing and many women may consider it entirely appropriate. Come to think of it, with menswear ... Yeah, I think spell check may be on to something.
Womenswear, women swear, yeah, I can see it.

The response was a lot more profound than I'd expected. Like I said, I'll never write without a computer again. Keep on suggestin' li'l buddy. I'm listening.
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