[bksvol-discuss] Re: Don't trust those spell checkers!

  • From: "mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 23:14:28 -0400

Another one I found that I loved was: "The gun was tired." I wondered if the
detective didn't want to put it down for a nap. <smile>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Liz Halperin" <lizzers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 10:57 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Don't trust those spell checkers!

> Amen, Mickey!!!!!
> Liz Halperin
> Seattle, WA
> lizzers@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of mickey
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 7:56 PM
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Don't trust those spell checkers!
> There's been some discussion about scanning books and running them
> through
> the spell checkers. If the book gets a high rating, we assume good
> scans,
> and may or may not read the books.
> The validator may do the same thing, leaving such interesting lines as:
> "I
> parked my ear in the parking lot." and others that don't come to mind
> right
> now.
> I'm validating a book which has a lot of slight changes, and the ONLY
> way to
> catch them is to read the book. Proper names which could be Cary or
> Gary,
> street names which need checking, and ears which drive around the city
> of
> Gleveland.
> I guess my point is really just not to trust our scanners and scanning
> programs too far. These books still need to be read before we should put
> them up for public consumption.
> Mickey

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