V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011
The Internet’s most popular spellchecking tool can’t spell “spelled”
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Jan 12 2011 1:43 PM ]
Allow me to nerd out for a spell. [Hey-o!]
When you look up “spellcheck” or “spellchecker” on Google, the very first entry—beating out 7,340,000 other results—is SpellCheck.net. (Adding a space between the two words bumps it to the third and second hit, respectively. So it’s not a question of grammar swaying the search results.) This site is the most popular of its kind.
I used the online tool today to run some text. ... Now, you tell me what’s wrong with this picture. [click the image to enlarge]
SpellCheck.net doesn’t give any (other) indication that it might be joking. It’s a fully functional online tool. I could find no discussion on the Interwebs about it being a gag site. And how in Jebus’ name could it reach #1 on Google all just to prop up one irony writ small?
Maybe I’m overthinking this. Or maybe I’m onto something huge—maybe I’m a whistleblower in the greatest copy-editing scandal the Internet has ever borne. Or maybe, just maybe, I’m overthinking this.
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The Daily Word 8.6.2010: Poop my ride, lady bits, baby Hitler
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