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Thread #106842   Message #2662771
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
23-Jun-09 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Mangled Lyrics Spelchecked!
Subject: RE: Mangled Lyrics Spellchecked!
funny coincidence about the word "mangled"
I mentioned to a friend that a computer spellcheck rather than a human proofreader must have been responsible for the spelling "put through the ringer" in a recent NYTimes interview with writer Jodi Picoult. My friend said maybe a young proofreader would have no knowledge of wringers for drying clothes. I said I had one of those gadgets in the 1970s and it was called a "mangle"