Tag: Penguin Books

Spell unchecker

Anyone who thinks Spellcheck is the answer to their spelling deficiencies should note the disaster that has hit Penguin Books. According to the Age, Penguin is pulping and reprinting 7000 copies of its Pasta Bible cookbook at a cost of $20,000.
The reason: a recipe called for the addition of “freshly ground black people”, instead of pepper. A wrong word, but one which Spellcheck would obviously accept, has apparently upset a band of small-minded readers.
The mistake is almost laughable, but it shows what can happen when too much reliance is put on a technological device rather than the good old human eye.
Eye dew weight two sea wear oar watt thee next disaster will bee.