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kewpid commented on the word cupertino effect
I thought this had something to do with Apple Inc. Apparently not :(
November 3, 2007
john commented on the word cupertino effect
Bill Zimmer writes about the Cupertino Effect in the OUPblog today.
sionnach commented on the word cupertino effect
When over-reliance on spellcheckers results in the substitution of the word "Cupertino" for "cooperation" in a document. This specific substitution is believed to be particularly common in European Union documents (for an example, see:
cupertino example )
the last five paragraphs contain several examples.
Using the term in the extended sense, the substitution could be any word from the spellchecker list.
November 1, 2007
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