“But Wait! Why Is SpellCheck Evil?”

In an essay in I’m A Stranger Here Myself, Bill Bryson lamented owning a spell checker on his computer that suggested “rainware” as an alternate spelling for “Renoir.”

This is better.

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  1. Rozanne
    Nov 03, 2007 @ 22:58:00

    Wow. That is totally great-slash-horrifying-slash-great again. Is anyone paying attention at all?BTW: I love Bill Bryson. Just had to mention that.

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  2. Apostrophina
    Nov 04, 2007 @ 04:55:00

    I know! I keep trying to excuse them, figuring news editors must be very busy, but there's something very eye-catching about the word "Muttonhead"…

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