Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Spell Checker Poetry

A wonderful example of why people should not rely on spell check programs.

Ode to My Spell Checker

Eye halve a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea.
It plainly marks four my revue miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a quay and type a word and weight for it to say
Weather eye yam 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 rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it,
I am shore your pleased to no.
Its letter perfect awl the way.
My checker told me sew.

- author unknown

This poem is a bit of an exaggeration these days as most spell checkers include grammar checkers so many of these homophonic spelling errors would be caught - it is still a fun poem though.

2 comments:

Jennie Walz said...

Hi Laura,

I'm an intern for Detroit Make it Here and I would be interested in chatting with you about our discussion forums. I can be reached at jwalz@crain.com and Ava, the other intern, can be reached at atabb@crain.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks,
Jennie Walz & Ava Tabb

P.S. Interesting blog!

Mark Peters said...

Hi Laura!

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. I like the spellchecker poetry, and I'm gonna throw you a link soon...

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