The infidelities of Spell-Check

In going through some papers of my college teaching years, I came upon a handout which I innocently thought would be enough to warn students out of blind faith in Spell-Check. Alas, faith is hard to shake. Here is the first paragraph. Read aloud and see what you get:

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut
Wants pawn term, dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter mutter inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge, dock florist. Disc ladle gull orphan worry ladle cluck wetter putty ladle rat hut, and fur disc raisin, pimple caulder Ladle Rat Rotten Hut. Wan moaning Ladle Rat Rotten Hut’s mutter set, “Heresy ladle basking winsome burden barter end shock her kook keys. Tick disc ladle basking tudor cordage offer groin mutter honor udder site offer florist. Shaker lake, dun stopper laundry wroter, and yonder nor sorghum stenches shooed jew stopper torque wet strainers.”

Pamela Schoenewaldt, historical novels of immigration and the search for self in new worlds: WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS, SWIMMING IN THE MOON, and UNDER THE SAME BLUE SKY (all HarperCollins).

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