[bksvol-discuss] Re: Things spellcheck can't do

Then there's the governor of the grand and glorious state of Ohio, who thinks his name is Robert A. Taft, but every scanner thinks is Tail. Scanners must be Democrats. Good choice.

Mickey

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How about.

All the Dog heaters. I frankly don't remember what it was from, but I found
it quite funny. I think oh, yeah.


It was The Heating Power of Pets, instead of Healing.

Hey on a cold winter night, there is nothing like a dog to snuggle up to,
unless of course you have a husband who does a good job too, smile.

Let me see.

Ears for cars.

The Ear was parked in the garage.

And Die for the


Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
Puppies are the joy at one end.
Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander

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I couldn't stay in proofreading if it wasn't funny.

In braille, there was a catalog that sold punched and unmunched paper.

I get the same from scanning.

One book tolds me that the gun was tired. (Aw, poor thing!.

Mickey

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Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 7:15 PM
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Dear Mickey,

Mickey, you gave me such a great laugh. I know just what you mean! I've
found absurd scannos in the best of scans which to my mind are nobody's
fault. The mousetraps may be better, but none of them are fool proof. As
long as scannoes exist, I prefer to find them endearing and love ridding
the book of the little pests so they won't distract a reader who will
download a book I've validated from Bookshare. Here are a few samples from
a wide selection of books.


My favorite
All of the orcs in the Tolkien books were ores.
farmers were fanners
ll became U
al became d
M was AA
e was 9
saints were sahts
battles are barrles
flying was frying
and fry was try
accented letters were anyone's guess
anything in italics was fair game

Mind you I'm talking about a teeny few errors in masses of text, but being
a perfectionist has its rewards and not primarily in the form of credits.
The humor factor ranks high with me along with the satisfaction factor.


I hope to read about more of the funny surprises our scans turn up.

Always with love,

Lissi

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From: "mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 6:12 PM
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Hi, List.

Now, I'll admit I'm nothing if not totally anal.  I'm a proofreader by
profession, and read everything in sight. I normally read any book I
validate, but the book I'm reading now really points up the value of
reading books before circulating.

The book is On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. The book
ended up as 840 pages long, and I'd assume by the size it was a big one.
Definitely had to build muscles to scan that puppy!

I learned things like the well-known author Erie Stanley Gardner wrote
the Perry Mason material. Then there was the comedy team, George Burns
and Grade Allen. The spell-checker choked on all the names. And the poor
scanner thought 1945-49 or anything of that type should be written
1945^9.


I believe that it is close to 50 sides on cassette from NLS.  Now I'm
working on the Index, should be done tomorrow.

Are there really people who think we do this just for the credit? I
figured I'd be the perfect person to do this, because I'm old enough to
remember many of the names. But just a spellcheck would never work.

Kudos to the person who had the patience to scan this book. Now I'll go
take it off my wishlist from NLS.

Thanks.

Mickey
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