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Old 07-27-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default owed to a spelling chequer

'owed to a spelling chequer' looked up on Google gives the full poem. It has been a week or two since this thread has been on the forum, but it seems not everyone has seen it.

Certainly when I read something I opt out at the third typo.

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Old 07-27-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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'owed to a spelling chequer'
I gather you'r referring to Candidate for the Pullet Surprise?

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Old 07-28-2007, 06:57 AM   #3
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it seems not everyone has seen it
I think everyone that has been using a computer for writing must have seen that ingenious owed. But modern spelling checkers are very good once they have a clue to one's apparent mistakes; I once had to check a fairly long, fault-free document in which there were many ligatures, because I had put it back into Word: after the first word with an error, the checker correctly identified the errors in subsequent 'errors'. Of course, I hadn't used InDesign to substitute possible ligatures.

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