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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.
See also: by, check, death, spell

fact checker

One who attempts to verify the accuracy of information that will be or has been published or circulated. Typically done as part of a journalistic enterprise. Our fact checker has not been able to verify some of the statements in the article you wrote. The increase in the number of fact checkers is a great thing for journalism, but we need more investigative reporters, too.
See also: checker, fact
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Sisters Sarah - Stephane's partner - and Kathryn are relaunching the restaurant as Checkers Pantry.
He added that the two organizations were 'unacceptable' fact checkers due to partisanship, citing their history of publishing articles critical of the Duterte administration.
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One of the main functions of symptom checkers is to assist with triage, which is the same function of community health workers (CHWs) in resource-limited countries.
"In addition to seeing which stories are disputed by third-party fact checkers, people want more context to make informed decisions about what they read and share.
24 March 2017 - US-based private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based harmburger chain operator Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
Clinton's claim that "Trump Management was charged with discriminating against African-Americans and breaking federal law" was rated as true by the fact checkers at
The answer to these questions is that grammar checkers are so unreliable that I can assert that they do not work.
I lay the blade in the checkered line and rock it forward to the end of the pattern in front of the grip following that cut with the single-line cutter.
The Checkers barreled to a 2-0 lead in the second period before McCarthy got the Sharks on the board at 10:48 of the period.
David Crouch, the founder of Checkers Cars, told the Echo he would meet the drivers next week.
The Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU) was forced to put its plans for a nationwide strike at Shoprite Checkers outlets on hold after it got served with court papers by the attorney representing the outlet, on Wednesday this week.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, a drive-thru chain of restaurants in US, has announced a sale of 12 existing restaurants in the Memphis, Tennessee, US, to Tri State Restaurants LLC, a franchisee of the company.
If spellcheckers are risky, grammar checkers can be downright dangerous.