The the impotence of proofreading your writting

Many thanks to my good friend Angela Boothroyd for sharing this hilarious video with us. Once you’ve seen it you’ll never trust your spell checker again. Ever.

As I often say, the lunacy of the English language is far too illogical for an electronic system to cope with, no matter how sophisticated its design.

Until someone manages to design a system that can apply common sense to proofreading (and I doubt even the genius Dr Stephen Hawking could do that) we’re going to have to continue checking our work ourselves.

Comical though it is, the video hammers home the point that spelling and grammar goofs as well as typos can make otherwise excellent writing look not only funny, but also lamentably unprofessional.

Enjoy!

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Ode to a spell chequer

Many thanks to my good friend Lynn Tulip for sharing this brilliant poem with us… enjoy!

 

Eye halve a spelling chequer,

It came with my pea sea,

It plainly marques four my revue,

… Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word,

And weight four it two say,

Weather eye am wrong oar write,

It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid,

It nose bee fore two long,

And eye can put the error rite,

Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it,

I am shore your pleased two no,

Its letter perfect in it’s weigh,

My chequer tolled me sew.

 

— Sauce unknown

 

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