Masters of the Word

29 10 2010

This really takes the cake. I have seen so many ridiculous spelling “corrections” issuing forth from the morons who have dominated the design of Microsoft Word with their arrant pedantry and their misguided prescriptivism, but I have never seen one quite so stupid as this. While writing an article on the transmission of Judaism, I used the word “patrilineal”. Perhaps there was an orthodox rabbi on the staff of programmers who set Word’s dictionary, for the program does not recognise this simple adjective, and wants me to change it to “matrilineal” instead. You have to be kidding.




One response

31 10 2010

I think of all the criticisms you can raise against Microsoft, that their spell-check department is dominated by feminists would be a first.

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