Spell Checker Goes Wild on Yearbook

Spell Checker Goes Wild on Yearbook

First of all, what was going on with this yearbook staff?  I mean, normally when running a spell checker on something you don't have it set to accept suggestions without human input.

Middletown Area High School's yearbook listed Max Zupanovic as "Max Supernova," Kathy Carbaugh as "Kathy Airbag" and Alessandra Ippolito as "Alexandria Impolite," just to name a few.

"It was kind of funny, but kind of rude at the same time," Ippolito said.

The company involved said it would provide stickers for free to cover the erroneous names - but then they also said it happens all the time.  Have you readers noticed this?  We have never seen this type of mistake before.  We have seen plenty of misspelled words that should have been caught, but not names that shouldn't have been corrected.

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Max Supernova is pretty awesome.  It's high school kids... let them have fun and rename their administrators.  Though the other two names are offensive, I guess.  But they should get over it.

My high school never did that, but I guarentee the staff would have been in good spirits if it happened anyway.  It's the kind of friendly rivalship between school students and officals that everyone can laugh it.

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Haha, that's great. I've had my name misspelled in a yearbook before, but never completely changed.

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Wow, I'd like to know what kind of spellchecker software they use in which this "happens all the time." That's some pretty terrible software. Overall, this is rather amusing.

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Errors happen all the time, not the spell checker issue. That is what the article is implying. But that's bad and incomplete journalism for you. 

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