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

  • From: "Gary Petraccaro" <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 03:42:15 -0400

I remember a Robin Cook book with a .356 magnum.  Had to chuckle at that.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:14 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Don't trust those spell checkers!


> 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>
>
> Mickey
>
> ----- 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
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of mickey
> > Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 7:56 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 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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