Spellcheck flagging 'MeFi' September 5, 2002 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Isn't it internally ironic that when you run your post through a spell check, it gets caught on the term "MeFi"?
posted by BentPenguin to Bugs at 10:14 AM (13 comments total)

internally ironic?

that sounds like a serious medical condition.
posted by fishfucker at 10:26 AM on September 5, 2002

Ironic?* Technically, probably not. But I'm all for a more loose definition of the word, as in "ironic mustaches," which incidentally are banned from M4K.

(*obligatory link to Matt Sturges's Alanis Morrisette commentary.)
posted by Shane at 11:21 AM on September 5, 2002

posted by ColdChef at 11:58 AM on September 5, 2002

As has been mentioned before, Bernstein, the spell checker knows all.
posted by vacapinta at 12:15 PM on September 5, 2002


interesting link, but i'm suspicious of an essay with so few references.

I mean, picking apart others' cast-off words using nearly no formal sources yourself? isn't that a bit ironic?

(kill me now.)

no really, i'm going to file that under my "links in my bookmarks that i might read one day but probably not but at one point will email to someone else, maybe."

posted by fishfucker at 12:22 PM on September 5, 2002

I wish some bored programmer would have had some fun with spellchecker, just to mess with people.

Philadelphia? You must mean fishlipped spaghetti. I will change that for you now. Your message has been posted/sent.
posted by Shane at 12:23 PM on September 5, 2002

ff: In fairness to Matt, I think his original essay had a link to a dictionary definition or something, but the original seems to be offline. You don't care about this, but I just had to say that in case Matt happens to read this and gets ticked at me ; )
posted by Shane at 12:31 PM on September 5, 2002

Oops. Forgot the link.
posted by vacapinta at 12:36 PM on September 5, 2002

P.S. BentPenguin: While not paying full attention, I read your user name and thought it said ButtPenguin.

I'm planning on using it in conversation at first opportunity.
posted by ltracey at 12:46 PM on September 5, 2002

BentPenguin? You must mean ButtPenguin. I will change that for you...
posted by Shane at 12:55 PM on September 5, 2002


All along the mathowie
posted by matteo at 1:18 PM on September 5, 2002

What's really ironic is the suggested replacement for MeFi in the spellcheck.
posted by dg at 5:11 PM on September 5, 2002

ButtPenguin...I can't stop laughing...oh! the visions this conjures up. This may replace the almighty "shitfukkinmomma" as my new expletive of choice. (Ooooo can't wait to see what the spell checker has to say about shitfukkinmomma.)
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:42 PM on September 5, 2002

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