April 19th, 2005


God bless Microsoft Word

Sometimes in order to supplement the proofing process with Ye Olde Eyeball Mark I, I run the Word grammer grammar checker on a manuscript. It catches loopy stuff like two periods at the end of a sentence which I can read right past. Unfortunately, as we all know, Bill's Excellent Grammar Checker was written by three mentally challenged polar bears and a Japanese schoolgirl in a Moldavan re-education camp.

Today's example, a dialog line thus:

"Guess I better get back on the job."

Word wants me to make the verb agree in number with the subject, rendering it to this:

"Guess I better gets back on the job."

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