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Shoveling Cleaning my office today I came across this history of the spell checker poem  “Candidate for a Pullet Surprise:”

“I have a spelling checker,

It came with my PC.

It plane lee marks four my revue

Miss steaks aye can knot sea…”

I sometimes use it as a “screen” for hiring student assistants who can proofread carefully, spell, and have a good sense of humor. Sometimes I have them read it aloud or dictate it to a computer.