MICROSOFT WORD SPELL CHECK.

Author:Britschgi, Christian
Position:TECH - Brief article - Product/service evaluation
 
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Microsoft Word's spell check has come a long way from when a googly-eyed paper clip unfailingly assumed you were writing a letter. Now it accurately spots grammatical mistakes, autocorrects misspelled words, and alerts the user to improper spacing. The latest version even offers to catch a social error: sexism.

If you scroll through the grammar settings of Microsoft Word 2016. you'll find an option titled "gender-specific language," which promises to convert the basic spell check from a simple copy editor to a fully woke word processor. Toggle it on and be amazed at the number of words that fail its exacting gender-neutral test. Clippy's descendant goes well beyond suggesting alternatives for professional roles whose old names include the word man.

Take landlord. When you type this problematic term, a red dotted line will appear beneath it, suggesting it be...

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