Friday, July 17, 2009

Agreementual

Fellow human, scoff at the Matrix movies and the I-Robot because the machines will never come near to taking over the world.

Office Female #2 was reviewing a document in which the ally expressions ‘Contract’ and ‘Agreement’ had been alternated carelessly. She activated ‘Find and Replace’, and simply substituted every ‘Contract’ with ‘Agreement’. Then she triggered ‘Spell Check’ to finish it all off.

The crying changes had been made all right, but imagine our six-figure surprise when she discovered that the word ‘Contractual’ had been foolishly converted to ‘Agreementual’! What word is that? The miserable machines will not be taking over! They’re just not that smart.

16 comments:

  1. They definitely are not. I have experienced what you are talking about before and since then my use of find and replace has been very minimal. I am always scared perhaps we can add this to the English language: A contractual agreement between parties, especially one that is mutual....lol

    Or perhaps we can write a proposal based on this to to Microsoft and make money out of it. So that the search and replace would only replace words that are in the dictionary...except when commanded not to do so....phew that is one huge proposal...

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  2. Hahaha, simple instructions must be obeyed simply!

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  3. Lol, Savvy. It obeyed simple instructions, but it underlined 'Agreementual' with the red squiggle.

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  4. haha, good story on the pitfalls of relying on maschines!

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  5. 'Agreementual' what kind of dictionary do these machines run on? Roflmao!

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  6. Microsoft's disctionary, no?

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  7. The Rise of the Machines? as you so rightly expressed it should the The Demise of the Machines. lol. (what word is that?)

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  8. You bring the point home wonderfully, all hail the human race!

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  9. Yes, KFC, the demised of the machines. Ok, maybe not their demise, but their continued subjection to the Almighty Human Race.

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  10. Yes, Gameli, all hail the human race.

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  11. wait, not so fast!

    the smart machines are on the way!

    lol.

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  12. Lol, Nov, we are ready for them!

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  13. alas, the computer is not a respector of the English language nor any language for that matter. Can it ever replace a human touch too?

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  14. You're so right, Maxine, especially about the human touch.

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