You have failed me for the last time, Spell-check!
Word of warning, kids. Microsoft Word is great at correcting spelling and grammar problems, like the misuse of words such as there, their and they’re and to, two and too. But for common phrases, colloquialisms and idioms, I’m afraid your on you’re own. That’s why I just don’t use it anymore.
I’ll never forget it. THERE I was (see, I know the difference), my southmore year of high school. I had just gotten my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge Notebook, so I thought I was real hot stuff. Walking around like a total pre-Madonna, ya know? You would be TOO if you had 2GB of DDR3 memory at your fingertips, and the option to expand it to 8GB.
I had a science presentation due, so I made sure to buy Microsoft Office and activate the full-featured suite that came preloaded. It’s a great program, don’t get me wrong. But as it turns out, it’s not completely fullproof.
I spent weeks researching, and even watched movies on my topic with the Supermulti DVD±RW drive. On a side note, you wouldn’t believe how great they looked on that LED-backlit 1366 x 768 resolution display. But I regress …
The day of my presentation finally came, and I had the upmost confidence that I was going to nail it! But as I went through the entire thing, everyone in the class just stared at me blankly. I even heard a few snickers from the back. I was so confused. Was my fly unzipped? Did I have a big booger hanging out of my nose? Had I inadvertently used some sort of youthanism for something dirty? (I was pretty naïve back then.)
I finally figured it out a week later when the teacher returned my graded paper. Laugh all you want, but I had never seen it written out, so how was I supposed to know that the phrase is windCHILL factor, not windSHIELD factor? I was so mortified that I just wanted to crawl up in the feeble position and die!
Oh well. That was years ago. I just chuck it up to age and inexperience. I’ll certainly never make that mistake again.