"Forcing" for "divorcing?"

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Nov 26 13:26:56 UTC 2007

One of the many, many reasons I preferred WordPerfect to MSWord is that every time I typed the word "folksong," WP would tell me I probably meant to say "filching."


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:10:12 -0500
>From: Kate Daly <kdaly973 at VERIZON.NET>
>WordPerfect and Word both offer forcing as a correction for the typo fivorcing. Since the d and f are next to each other on a standard keyboard, it's probably an auto-corrected typo. Given the topic of her post, I think she can be excused for not checking her work more carefully.
>> From a post in the Minneapolis Freecycle mailing list:
>>"I have separated and will be forcing from my abusive husband."

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