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Postby Stargzer » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:59 pm

Huny wrote: . . .BTW: Funny how Google pegged "Huny" as wrong...the story of my life... :(


I once worked in the Bureau of Data Management and Strategy (No, I did NOT pick the name.). WordPerfect's spell checker did not recognize BDMS so it suggested "bums." I could not have agreed more. No reflection on me, of course, but some of the others in that organization . . . ;-)
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Postby Huny » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:28 pm

Stargzer wrote:I once worked in the Bureau of Data Management and Strategy (No, I did NOT pick the name.). WordPerfect's spell checker did not recognize BDMS so it suggested "bums." I could not have agreed more. No reflection on me, of course, but some of the others in that organization . . . ;-)

I know what you mean, it's like if they had any brains they'd be dangerous. :roll:
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Postby gailr » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:45 pm

Spellcheck can be quite entertaining when applied to jargon.

I worked for a children's clothier which had merchandisers to scrutinize all aspects of each cute design to be very, very sure there were no elements which could be construed as "offensive", by even the most litigation-happy consumer moonlighting as the morals police. Yet, some of the garment descriptors marketing coined caused spellcheck to cough up the very physiological associations we were to avoid at all costs. Made me wonder about the people at the top.

Parish the thought that Spellcheck is a tool, not a crutch.
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Postby skinem » Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:48 pm

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea,
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight for it two say,
Weather eye and wring oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long,
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

Eye have run this poem threw it
Your sure reel glad two no,
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:06 pm

A perfect example of the engineering principle that you can make things foolproof, but not damn-fool proof! :wink:
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Postby skinem » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:56 pm

Exactamente...

Wait, what did you just call me? :lol:
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:36 pm

skinem wrote:Exactamente...

Wait, what did you just call me? :lol:


Nothing in particular; you weren't the author! :D
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Postby sluggo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:52 am

Stargzer wrote:
skinem wrote:Exactamente...

Wait, what did you just call me? :lol:


Nothing in particular; you weren't the author! :D


What a great name. Dierdre, I'd like you to meet Nothing in Particular....
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Postby Bailey » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:41 am

I'd like to meet Dierdre.

Adventures in computers... And they said having a computer would make us lazy and stupid. But as it turns out we have to work harder and smarter to repair the miss steaks the computer makes. Ah well, we'll see in 15 years the spellchecker, and texting are changing our speeling hobbits.

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Postby Perry » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:41 am

Some beans are overrated.
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Postby gailr » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:25 pm

Perry wrote:Some beans are overrated.

Are we back to this again?
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