The Dumbing Down of America—It’s Microsoft’s Fault

When did supercede become a nonstandard word?When did supercede become a nonstandard word? I use Microsoft Word’s grammar checking, set to very strict use (I’m something of a purist), and it flagged supercede as being nonstandard. Have people really become that uneducated? The answer—obvious as it is—frightens me.

One Reply to “The Dumbing Down of America—It’s Microsoft’s Fault”

  1. Of course, if I’d spelled supersede correctly, it wouldn’t have been flagged as a nonstandard word. Still, Word should have marked it as an incorrect spelling, rather than nonstandard.
    [nichelle]Thanks, Nichelle for finding my error. (You will pay.) I should have consulted the American Heritage Dictionary first.

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