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"Duck" and "Ducking" Word Processor Verification

Program that sees you write the word "duck" or "ducking" and says "Are you sure you meant to say duck?"
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D and F are next to each other on the keyboard and I would gladly put up with having to specify that "Yes, I did indeed mean to type duck" on those very rare occasions that I'm actually writing about a duck. I use the other word like most people use commas so to have to go back and change the D to F constantly is a pain. Whoever put the F by the D is much, much, much worse than Hitler.
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2020

Christopher Latham Sholes https://en.wikipedi...opher_Latham_Sholes
"...an American inventor who invented the QWERTY keyboard ..." [8th of 7, Nov 23 2020]


       Christopher Latham Sholes.   

8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       I knew it, bastard's got a beard! Never trust an old timey dude with a beard. Duck him.
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2020

       Is this what duck typing is?
Cuit_au_Four, Nov 23 2020

       This idea quacks.
pocmloc, Nov 23 2020

       Waddle does it quack?
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2020

       Because it's fowl, that's why.
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       Goose it wasn't very well thought out.
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2020

       The bird-en for that is entirely yours, [doc] ...
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       Aviary embarrassed about this one.
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2020

       cron runs the algorithm only once per day, just before 0000 GMT/UTC, so it won't have been scanned yet. It's still the 23rd here, whereas in most parts of the Southern U.S. it's only 1855 ...   

       The code uses the HB search algorithm to check for the H word, and pipes the resultant flat text to a temp file. Then it compares the last file with today's version. Any new occurrences are piped to another temp file, and then the date of the idea/anno is checked; so if you go back and edit an anno from yesterday or before, it'll be ignored.   

       The clever bit was getting it to append a new anno to the "Days since ..." thread, although if that thread's ever deleted we will just start a new one under that name.
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       Yes, we need no feather discussion of that other thread.
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2020

       The quality of this discussion is going down.
pocmloc, Nov 23 2020

       We know, but it won't help if you just go wigeon on about it.
8th of 7, Nov 23 2020

       I canardly take another one.
spidermother, Nov 24 2020

       You shoul be grateful that it's not fish puns, or even giant cephalopods ... you'd end up complaining about Architeuthis dux ...
8th of 7, Nov 24 2020

       Swan after another with you.
spidermother, Nov 24 2020

       Don't want to budgerigar-ous discussion like this, but from heron in, mallard, if I keep raven on I'll be owling at the moon and reaching for a parakeet-chen scissors.
spidermother, Nov 24 2020

       Is there any chance of clawing this discussion back on the subject? Beakause this is flapping stupid.
pocmloc, Nov 24 2020

       Admit it, [doc]; you posted this just so you would have an excuse to mention Gurkwe.
pertinax, Nov 24 2020

       Owl admit nothing.
doctorremulac3, Nov 24 2020

       Who would have the gull to keep going, after we've reached the teal end of the bird puns? Nah, shrike that. Some tit will wren off a few more.   

       Pinion down who it quill be is a lark.
spidermother, Nov 24 2020

       //keep going,// Do, do!
pocmloc, Nov 24 2020

       ^Is that pigeon a Homer? Your tern. Despite the buzzard get by continuing, albatrossting you to do better.
spidermother, Nov 24 2020

       Don''t quail, or I'll be robin you of all the good ones. Ibis be going, a'stork is cheep.
spidermother, Nov 24 2020


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