Thursday, April 26, 2018

Spell check strikes again

I've never been a big fan of spell check because spell check can't think.  As long as a word is in the dictionary it's OK with spell check, even if it's the rung worm.  People neglect to proofread their own work because after all, they ran spell check!  And I particularly hate spell check with autocorrect because -- well, you know why.

But when I was getting ready to send a new book off to Blurb for printing, I allowed the spell check to run just in case.

This is a spell check that suggests alternatives for the words it doesn't like.  It didn't like "artwithaneedle," which was understandable.  But I was surprised to see what it suggested instead:

(In case you can't read it, spell check suggested that I change it to "trichloroethane.")


  1. I laughed out loud. I got a mental image of the poor spellcheck lying on its back kicking all its little legs in the air, helpless.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

  2. what it seems to have picked up is the ithn

    ithn his and ithn that

  3. That's fabulous! I cannot understand where that autocorrect came from. My phone always autocorrects pots (my mother is a potter) to pits. That's another one I don't understand- neither of those words are particularly rare or particularly common so it seems a strange substitution...

  4. as it is a scientific word one can see why it came up with that.
    science rules or does it?????