Best KB article of the year (so far)

This is the actual title:

The words “Friendster,” “Klum,” “Nazr,” “Obama,” and “Racicot” are not recognized when you check the spelling of English-language text in the Office 2003 programs.

What… no Borat?

Update: In the comments, David Hunter and Michael Moncur point out that the real story is not fully told in the KB article.

7 thoughts on “Best KB article of the year (so far)

  1. This does seem a trifle wacky, but after trying it in Word 2003, I think the real problem is likely the suggested words that the spellchecker currently comes up with. The first choices are:

    Friendster = Fraudster
    Klum = Klux
    Nazr = Nazi
    Obama = Osama
    Racicot = racist

  2. If you take a look at the suggested corrections for those words, you can guess why they were specifically mentioned:

    Friendster -> Fraudster
    Klum -> Klux
    Nazr -> Nazi
    Racicot -> Racist

    I don’t see anything particularly offensive suggested for “Obama,” though. Or “Borat”. 🙂

    (This is all on Office 2004 Mac. Windows results may vary.)

  3. I like “favorited” or whatever term they use on youtube.

    Try finding that in any dictionary!

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