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It happened just this way:

A computerized spell-checker run amok christened several Pennsylvania high school students with new — and in some cases unflattering — last names.

Middletown Area High School’s yearbook listed Max Zupanovic as “Max Supernova,” Kathy Carbaugh as “Kathy Airbag” and Alessandra Ippolito as “Alexandria Impolite,” just to name a few.

“It was kind of funny, but kind of rude at the same time,” Ippolito said.

Or, um, impolite.

The mistakes were found on only four of the yearbook’s 176 pages — those that featured the band, chorus and student council, coeditor Amanita Gumball Amanda Gummo said.

Eb Patsy Ed Patrick of Trailer Plumbing Taylor Publishing, which printed the book, said his company takes responsibility for the errors and will provide free stickers printed with the correct names.

There, I fixed it for them.

(Via Frak Fark.)





5 comments

  1. Don Mecoy »

    2 June 2008 · 5:35 pm

    If you type Ernest Istook into a Word document, spellcheck will suggest “Earnest Mistook.”

  2. CGHill »

    2 June 2008 · 5:51 pm

    Hmmm. I guess these things are smarter than they look.

  3. McGehee »

    2 June 2008 · 10:59 pm

    If you type Ernest Istook into a Word document, spellcheck will suggest “Earnest Mistook.”

    Not “Honest Mistake”?

    No, of course not.

  4. fillyjonk »

    3 June 2008 · 1:41 pm

    I don’t know. I think “Max Supernova” is kind of an improvement.

  5. Ron »

    3 June 2008 · 4:49 pm

    If only we could then tie it into the imdb movie database it could really work up some interesting juxtopositions. Imagine ole Ernie coming out as Elmer Gantry and the Temple of Mistakes.

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