Spellcheckers can pick up most typos, but not all.

Turning a published novel written before the word processing era into an e-book involves scanning the physical book, then using OCR software to turn the scan into editable text. The company that did this for Summit (eBook Prep) did a fine job scanning and cleaning up the text, but things slip through. This one tickled me. The original sentence was:

He looked at the faces of his fans.

The scanning/OCR process turned this into:

He looked at the feces of his fans.

The spellchecker liked this just fine!

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