Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Spellcheckers: Yet more reasons they're brain dead and shouldn't be trusted

I have just, in Microsoft Word 2008, realised that I had written "If yo use an accountant" and the "yo" hadn't been flagged as incorrect. That's odd, I thought...

A brief search of the Help later lead me to editing my custom dictionary, and I had not, at some point in the past, incorrectly added "yo". Which means that this particularly obnoxious piece of street slang has made it into the standard dictionary.

I thought it was Word, not Word-Up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rather a good one this. Almost fell of the chair.

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