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Example of Spellcheck’s Limitation

Once again, from Facebook. What starts as a definition …

Acyrologia — An incorrect use of words, particularly replacing one word with another word that sounds similar but has a diffident meaning, possibly fueled by a deep-seeded desire to sound more educated, witch results in an attempt to pawn off an incorrect word in place of a correct one. In academia, such flaunting of social morays is seen as almost sorted and might result in the offender becoming a piranha, in the Monday world, after all is set and done, such a miner error will often leave normal people unphased. This is just as well sense people of that elk are unlikely to tow the line irregardless of any attempt to better educate them. A small percentage, however, suffer from severe acyrologiaphobia, and it is their upmost desire to see English used properly. Exposure may cause them symptoms that may resemble post-dramatic stress disorder and, eventually, descend into whole-scale outrage as they go star-craving mad. Eventually, they will succumb to the stings and arrows of such a barrage, and suffer and complete metal breakdown, leaving them curled up in the feeble position.

Thanks to Jackie J.

Until next time! Use the right words!


April 3, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. There are more than those identified in the Apr. 3, 2014 post. Do you publish a check sheet? I’d like to know if I caught them all.


    Comment by J N Painter | September 9, 2015 | Reply

    • diffident, deep-seeded, witch, pawn, flaunting, morays, sorted, piranha, Monday, set, miner, unphased, sense, elk, tow, irregardless, upmost, dramatic, whole-scale, star-craving, stings, and, metal, feeble.

      That’s what I caught.


      Comment by usingtherightwords | September 9, 2015 | Reply

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