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“I used to work on a help desk for a major oil company. One day a drilling engineer called me up, incensed about a “bug” in Microsoft Word. Seems he had written up a long report about his last six months of work, which was inspecting the “boreholes” in northern Alberta. The last thing he did before sending it to his boss was fire up the spell-checker and press “Accept all”. Naturally, the word “boreholes” was not in the Microsoft dictionary, so he sent his boss a huge report on how he’d spent the last six months inspecting the “brothels” of northern Alberta.”

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WHO: “E.T.” on a discussion board about Microsoft Word spellcheck

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on Aug. 17, 2004

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