faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 6 14:13:19 UTC 2001
Dennis R. Preston said:
>It's even more fun to look at what happens before you build your own.
>As I recall, my own favorite was that my buddy Ralph Fasold was
>corrected to "Ralph Fizzled"; not bad since his nickname is Fuzz.
>Bill Labov came out funny too, but I done forgot.
Once, when I was spell-checking the final draft of a paper, I wrote down
every suggestion the MS Word spellchecker gave for names in the
bibliography. No one proposed substitute was that funny, but the aggregate
was overwhelming. Some one with a better mind for comedy than I could have
really had fun putting together a standup routine from it. Of course, there
would have been a fairly limited audience...
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