I cod right an entree book about whey I hot Spellcheck.
Spellcheck said that was a perfectly good sentence. Why? Because all the words, though used incorrectly, were spelled properly.
And that, my friends, is why I hate Spellcheck.
Just today I saw the phrase "defiantly confirming" writtten by professionals.
I once had a student turn in a paper stating that someday he'd like to join a "blowing team". Wonder what the tryouts are like.
Sure, Spellcheck can be handy, but it's not enough. Proofreading, preferably by someone besides you, is best. Why? Because if you have written, re-written and read a passage several times, your brain automatically tells you that it says what you meant for it to say. Fresh eyes will be able to pick out the omitted or misused words.
Spellcheck also doesn't catch inconsistencies in your story. If a secondary character is Celeste the first time she's mentioned and then becomes Cecile the next time, Spellcheck won't notice. But your readers might.
Please don't go through all my blog posts and books to find all my editing mistakes. I know I'm not perfect. My point is simply that writing is hard work and it's often tedious, but those tasks are necessary for a good finished product.
What about the rest of you? What are some Spellcheck clunkers that you've seen?