Microsoft Word Gone Wrong

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12 Responses to “Microsoft Word Gone Wrong”

  1. 1 daddy00 June 17, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    The sad thing is that some people will actually take this suggestion.

  2. 2 Kantana June 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    That’s just…beyond belief. How in the world is that even possible? Anyway, it results in major lol ^^

  3. 3 Sçium June 17, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    You can set MS Word to automatically suggest different things by editing the dictionary… If people are doing this on purpose just to a get a pic up… fail on you.

  4. 4 stuffgirlslike June 17, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Never Trust a computer for the English language.

  5. 5 Kimberley June 17, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Nope, I haven’t changed a thing in Word. It doesn’t even know how to spell my name right yet!

  6. 6 nachtkriecher June 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    i bet all microsoft words would say thats wrong.

    Which statement is the most accurate regarding regions?

    it would assume “regarding” is a participial adjective, and “regions” is plural, and thus “statement” is a collective noun, or a plural somehow. a similar sentence that would have been read correctly this way would be “Which sheep are the most woolly grazing types?” (sounds a little weird, but correct english)

    its an easy mistake to make if yer a computer.

  7. 7 David June 17, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Not to ruin anyone’s day, but I’m pretty sure that the verb tense refers to when the verb actually happened, not whether or not it’s a singular or plural verb.

    Fail fail.

  8. 8 Kimberley June 18, 2008 at 8:43 am

    The thing is, the meat of the sentence is ‘which statement is accurate’, and Word should be able to recognize both the question form and the singular nature of ‘accurate’. Simple appositives. Silly Word.

    I will say that it fusses over a lot of text I edit, and I can understand why, as it’s full of codecs and regions and resource groups and other technical phrases that stack on one another and would make most grammar teachers run screaming from the room like a Banshee. But this one made me sit up and take notice, as Word usually doesn’t throw errors like this.

    Hurrah for an active grammar conversation!

  9. 9 Cat June 18, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    @David: Glad I’m not the only one who noticed that; what’s incorrect here is number, not tense.

  10. 10 Kimberley June 19, 2008 at 7:37 am

    I didn’t even realize that she captioned it wrong. (I didn’t add the caption and was wondering what David was really on about. Whoops!)

    Is this a case of Caption Fail?

  11. 12 Orpheus July 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    It hasn’t been tampered with. I just checked. Word has a TERRIBLE spelling and grammar check.

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