December 18th, 2002

Postbox Fairy

A nice bit of Microsoft Word gobbledegook.

Writing up the minutes of a meeting including a sentence of the form

"John Smith confirmed that approval had been received to charge the remainder of the analysis of Project X by Firm Y to Account Z."

which the Word grammar checker, hating passive sentences, suggested I change to

"John Smith confirmed that Firm Y to Account Z had received approval to charge the remainder of the analysis of Project X."