October 31, 2004

spell checker is an idiot savant

Just as I was forced onto a yellow school bus parked outside of my Catholic school to help rid me of my whistling "s" sounds each week, Blogger needs to enroll its spell checking tool into some remedial courses. It doesn't even recognize the word "blog" for fuck's sake!

It's really become rather amusing each time I spell check an entry before publishing to see what words it stumbles on and what it offers up in exchange. In my previous post, I used the term "knockoff." I laughed for a good five minutes when it suggested "conceive" instead. Hmm... Spell Checker doesn't understand or provide alternatives for a simple word like "musn't" but somehow, whether intentionally or not, it assumed I intended to say "knock up." Brilliant.