As foretold in the Matrix, computers may take over the world some day. But even then, they may still need human copyeditors to fix the computer-generated malapropisms of spell-check. Take for example the email I once received from a woman who, intending to apologize for a logistical snafu, told me that she was "sorry for the incontinence."
To see how bad it could get, I typed up -- using only my thumbs -- this ill-fated cover letter. I ran it through Microsoft Word's spell and grammar check in 1999, and was startled that -- aside from some names -- everything passed. I just ran it again through the current version of Microsoft Word.
Guess what? It still passed. ------------------------------------------ Julie 23, 1999
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