Posted by: Dave Richeson | September 8, 2009

Mathematical spellcheck fail

I love my Macs, so it pains me to post this.

All three of my Macs think that “Pythagoras” is a misspelling. That fact doesn’t bother me—there are a lot of proper nouns missing from the spellcheck dictionary. What hurts is that the spellchecker suggests Pythagorus as a correction. See screenshot below.

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C’mon Apple! You’re letting me down.



  1. disappointing yes, but not as bad as Microsoft . Their spell checker recommended Osama for Obama throughout the primay campaign last year. I switched to Mac then, so I don’t know if the error continues.


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