Re: Trying again re Cupertino Effect

Subject: Re: Trying again re Cupertino Effect
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:25:30 +0000

On Wednesday, March 25, 2009, Nancy Allison wrote;

> Evidently, Word 97's spellchecker for British English catches
> "cooperation" as an error, but instead of suggesting "co-operation"
> as the correction, it suggests "Cupertino."

Intrigued, I just checked this out but my British-localised copy of
Word 97 correctly (since it's a legitimate word in English if not
American) left "cooperation" well alone.

However, I can't find "Cupertino" in any of my English (as opposed to
American) dictionaries. Is this something like "zucchini" ("courgette"
in UK) that changes name as it crosses the Great Pond?



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