The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 October 2005

Mired in the spellcheck jungle

An observation from Jonah Goldberg:

I find it mildly interesting that Miers' last name seems to be the most routinely mispelled [sic] name in all my years on the web. I would say somewhere close to half of all my email — pro and con — misspells her name. I searched Google News for "Meirs" and a shocking number of news outlets have her name wrong in headlines. I have no idea why this would be so, but it's odd nonetheless. It's not like Bush nominated General Shalikashvili.

Microsloth Word 97, confronted with "Miers," suggests "Mires," "MIA's," "Mie's," "Miens" and "Myers." I trust you can write your own jokes.

Posted at 12:58 PM to Dyssynergy


At least her nickname isn't "Quag."

Posted by: McGehee at 11:14 AM on 13 October 2005

A Freeper has already so dubbed her.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:28 PM on 13 October 2005

Speaking of Jonah, more than a week later he comes up with this:

Why aren't headline writers punning Miers' name? Bush nomination "Mired"? Quag-Miers? Muck and Miers? The silence is deafening.

Evidently I don't have as much clout as I imagined.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:34 PM on 21 October 2005