I’m not entirely sure where this topic ought to go, but since it’s mainly about writing, I am guessing it’s a Cafe Society thing.
But at any rate, I happened to be writing yesterday and used the word “genuine” in a sentence, which of course I used to be synonomous with “authentic, sincere, true, (etc)”. But then that niggling red squiggle line appeared under it. I thought I might have made a typo that I just couldn’t spot right away, but looked again and - “genuine” - as it should be spelled. Confused, I went to “Help / Spelling” to see what was wrong.
Spellcheck claimed that it was misspelled that way. It suggested I use “Ginuwine” instead.
No I am not making this up.
I was stunned and had to read it three times, convinced there was something I wasn’t seeing. “Ginuwine”??? As far as I can find online, the only use of the spelling “Ginuwine” is as the name of a rap artist. And my spellcheck simply couldn’t recognize the word “genuine” at all. I had to add to my dictionary!
Has anyone else ever been given a spellcheck suggestion that was as glaringly wrong as this?