Hello Cruel World
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
A Host of eggcorns, malapropisms, et al
Making Light: Dreadful phrases:
"Renee ::: May 01, 2006, 05:01 PM:During my university years, one prof specifically advised against trusting spellcheckers--he'd found a study where one group of students was given a page of text with twenty spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes and told to correct it, while another group was given the same page and allowed to use spellcheck to correct it.
The spellchecked version had half again as many mistakes in the final count, including some that were not in the original piece.
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