Monday, June 2, 2008

Spellcheck's not infallible

From the Associated Press: A computer spell-checker run amok christened several Pennsylvania high school students with new — and in some cases unflattering — last names.
Middletown Area High School’s yearbook listed Max Zupanovic as ‘‘Max Supernova,’’ Kathy Carbaugh as ‘‘Kathy Airbag’’ and Alessandra Ippolito as ‘‘Alexandria Impolite,’’ just to name a few.

Hey, accidents happen. Especially with spell-checkers. My name was once printed as "Christ" in my hometown paper. Still waiting for the lightning to strike.

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