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death by spell check

The negative outcome after one submits a written work that contains a critical error or errors, due to reliance on a word processor's imperfect spell checker function. Many job seekers suffer death by spell check after submitting a résumé riddled with errors.
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And as if that weren't bad enough, the spellchecker chimes in that I should change "meemies" to "memos" "mammies," "mummies" "mommies" or "mimes.
But she says that only proofreading can catch mistakes such as misused homophones (where you're is supposed to be your), which our spellcheckers and grammar checkers cannot detect.
The plural of "stadium" is "stadia", except in my spellchecker.
Denis O'Regan, who has won three times on Irish Independent Arkle Trophy hero Sizing Europe, including on his chase debut at Punchestown in May, landed a double, following up his wins in the maiden chase on Spellchecker and in the 2m4f handicap chase on Canada Street.
Well, I think I know the answer to the question: The Journal's spellchecker software.
Having finished fifth on his timber debut at Newcastle, Spellchecker arrived back over course and distance in November.
Sometimes, chaps, a spellchecker is a poor substitute for a beady eye.
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Another engaging topic society has been grappling with is the well-documented problem, again, traceable to automation--the spellchecker feature of some common electronic software, such as word processors, and the inevitable impact this is having on the presentation of facts and the strict adherence to orthographic conventions and, generally, on the teaching/learning transaction.
It also includes a spellchecker, crossword and anagram solver, 11 word games, calculator, currency converter and Imperial/Metric converter.
Also helps with anagrams, phrases, abbreviations and letter changes, and the 118,000 word Spellchecker provides instant phonetic spelling correction
PROOF that computer programmers have a sense of humour - when you put Mariah Carey through a spellchecker, you get Pariah Career
Unfortunately, computer spellchecker programs can't help catch this problem.
The Welsh Language Board and Microsoft have updated the existing Welsh spellchecker - Office XP speller - to make it compatible with Office 2003.
CompuBridge has released six spellchecker programs to increase your productivity and enhance your professionalism when creating documents in Windows 98/95/NT.