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Spellcheck is not your fiend

Spell check is NOT your friend.  Do not rely on it to accurately fix your mistakes:

“I hope my application after the deadline does not incontinence you too greatly.”

Um. Not really…..

It was Global Spell Check that was responsible for a 4 page paper that was once submitted to me in an introductory science class on “Attention Defecate Disorder.”

Oddly enough, it didn’t really change the meaning that much. I’m sure Attention Defecate Disorder would be quite disruptive in the classroom, and there certainly are medications that can help.

I have one more search committee to serve on in September, and I’m kind of looking forward to it.