Golden Oldie: Owed to the Spelling Checker

I Find Karma (
Thu, 19 Jun 97 07:29:10 PDT

[Rohit, I've rounded section 7.1, and I decided to do a spellcheck on
our trust paper. BIG mistake. To commemorate my boneheadednicity, I
post the following golden oldie... :]

An Owed to the Spelling Checker

I have a spelling checker
It came with my PC
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.
Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.
Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule
The checker pour o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.
Be fore a veiling checkers
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if were lacks or have a laps,
We wood be maid to wine.
Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know faults with in my cite,
Of non eye am a wear.
Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear.
To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud.
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.
Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft ware four pea seas.
And why I brake in two averse
By righting want too pleas.

-- Jerry Zar, Dean of the Graduate School
Northwestern Illinois University

[Sections 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 to go, and then sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep....]


"That proves you are unusual," returned the Scarecrow; "and I am
convinced the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the
unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and
live and die unnoticed."
-- Frank Baum, _The Land of Oz_