Spellchecker Poem: Proofreading Software FAIL

Once again we have come across a great example of why proofreading software cannot be relied upon as a substitute for using professional proofreaders.  This time, it is in the form of the Spellchecker Poem.  Run this little verse through your spell checker and you will find that it doesn’t contain one single mistake, or does it?

Candidate for a Pullet Surprise by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar

I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

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The Most Painfully Idiotic Contradictions You Have Ever Seen

Top sign reads 'Do not enter". Sign directly below reads "enter only"

One of the biggest thing our proofreaders keep a beady eye out for when proofreading important documents is contradictions. It’s important that your text does not contain any events characters, plot lines and settings that contradict each other and leave your readers scratching their heads. Here are some great examples of contradictions in action.

Sign reads: "Do not enter. Entrance only."

No pets allowed. All pets must be on a leash.

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A Humorous Look at The Importance of Punctuation

Punctuation is importantPunctuation is not really that important, right?  WRONG!  It’s very important, and a tiny, misplaced comma or question mark can cost millions of dollars or break someone’s heart. That’s why using native English proofreading services before publishing your work is so important.

Not convinced?

Take a look at some of these great examples of punctuation mistakes.  If you didn’t previously recognize the importance of punctuation, you will after seeing these!

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The Definitive Guide to Cockney Rhyming Slang

Dog and bone. Cockney rhyming slang.Cockney Rhyming Slang is a part of the English language that many English learners may not be familiar with.  In English, a slang word is a word that isn’t really considered to be standard English but is something that many people continue to use nonetheless.

Cockney rhyming slang first started to appear on the streets of the East End of London during the 19th century and was primarily used as a secret language through which criminals could communicate with one another without being understood by the police.  However, despite its origins, it has remained popular with all people in that area of the country and is still very much in use today.  People who use these slang expressions generally substitute one word with two or more words that rhyme with the original word to speak in some type of code.  Only people who are familiar with Cockney Rhyming Slang would be able to truly understand what the person is actually talking about.

Confused?  Let’s have a bit of fun.

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10 Very Funny Restaurant Signs

Sign reads: "eat here and get gas"We love receiving links to funny bloopers. These funny restaurant signs were sent in from a professor of English who uses them in her class.

The following funny restaurant and hotel signs are real. We think the people who wrote these are in desperate need of our professional proofreading services!

P.S. If you like these, you’ll love our President Bush Bloopers.

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