Sunday, November 04, 2007

Gotta love spell-check ...

... which has just "corrected" a slight misspelling in the title of J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians in order to re-title the entire thing Waiting for the Birdbrains.

6 comments:

elsewhere said...

And it turns 'whitefellas' into 'whiteflies' and 'Indigeneity' into 'indignity'.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Clearly it knows something we don't.

TimT said...

Terror Austral Is

I love a sunburnt (Suggested spellings: sunburned, sun burned) country,
A land of sweeping (Suggested spellings: sweeped, swept) plains,
Of whiteflies and indignity,
And political birdbrains...

TimT said...

Of course, the spellcheck of the computer is nothing compared to the spellcheck of the human brain. Today I asked the boss for some liquid paper and she instantly handed me the calculator.

Bernice said...

Just wait til computers can read books for themselves....

Chris Boyd said...

Appositely, Kosky is "Kooky".

I call them "smell checkers" cos they never tell you when you have used the wrong worm.

Tim, you shouldn't talk to your boss with your mouth full.