Dec
02
2004

The wonder of the spell checker

As I write (type) this, it occurs to me that the spell checker, which to my parents disgust I rely upon heavily, continues to complain at my use of the abbreviation “i’m”. This strikes me as very weird. As far as I can tell it is just two words, “i” and “am”, thus by saying, “I’m” I am in fact saying “I am”. For example, “I am disgusted with the way you constructed that sentence” and “I’m disgusted with the way you constructed that sentence”. Both as far as I can see mean the same thing, and both make sense (to me at least) but not to my dear friend the spell checker who continues to harris me greatly on the matter.

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