Thursday, January 31, 2019

Spell Check

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Eye Halve a Spelling Chequer 
Martha Snow
(although there are other authors to whom the poem has been attributed) 

Eye halve a spelling chequer 
It came with my pea sea 
It plainly marques four my revue 
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea. 

Eye strike a quay and type a word 
And weight four it two say 
Weather eye am wrong oar write 
It shows me strait a weigh. 

As soon as a mist ache is maid 
It nose bee fore two long 
And eye can put the error rite 
Its really ever wrong. 

Eye have run this poem threw it 
I am shore your pleased two no 
Its letter perfect in it's weigh 
My chequer tolled me sew. 
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Correct version (for those who can't be bothered spellchecking the spellcheck)

I have a spelling checker 
It came with my PC 
It plainly marks for my review 
Mistakes I cannot see 

I strike a key and type a word 
And wait for it to say 
Whether I am wrong or right 
It shows me straight away 

As soon as a mistake is made 
It knows before too long 
And I can put the error right 
It’s rarely ever wrong 

I have run this poem through it 
I am sure you’re pleased to know 
It’s letter perfect in its way 
My checker told me so 
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A longer version: 

The Spell Checker Poem 
by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar 

I have a spelling checker, 
It came with my PC. 
It plane lee marks four my revue 
Miss steaks aye can knot sea. 

Eye ran this poem threw it, 
Your sure reel glad two no. 
Its vary polished in it's weigh. 
My checker tolled me sew. 

A checker is a bless sing, 
It freeze yew lodes of thyme. 
It helps me right awl stiles two reed, 
And aides me when eye rime. 

Each frays come posed up on my screen 
Eye trussed too bee a joule. 
The checker pours o'er every word 
To cheque sum spelling rule. 

Bee fore a veiling checker's 
Hour spelling mite decline, 
And if we're lacks oar have a laps, 
We wood bee maid too wine. 

Butt now bee cause my spelling 
Is checked with such grate flare, 
Their are know fault's with in my cite, 
Of nun eye am a wear. 

Now spelling does knot phase me, 
It does knot bring a tier. 
My pay purrs awl due glad den 
With wrapped word's fare as hear. 

To rite with care is quite a feet 
Of witch won should bee proud, 
And wee mussed dew the best wee can, 
Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays 
Such soft wear four pea seas, 
And why eye brake in two averse 
Buy righting want too pleas.
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