More comparisons between the legendary comedy team and Microsoft Office.
I suppose it was inevitable .. after mentioning Monty Python and the MS Word dictionary last week (admittedly tongue-in-cheek) someone has asked about more comparisons between the legendary comedy team and Microsoft Office.
“Great point about Monty – if mere politicians can get special treatment in Microsoft Office, why not leading figures in modern culture. Omission of ‘Cleese’ is appalling. What about cheeses ? ” – John W, New York.
I assume John is talking about the famous ‘Cheese Shop’ sketch, performed by John Cleese and Michael Palin. In it there’s a long list of cheeses, all real names except one.
For no reason except whimsical curiosity we found the cheese list and tried it in Word 2007 SP1 and Word 2003 SP3 (US English dictionary). There are forty-two cheeses mentioned in the script. We’ve used the list from Wikipedia on the assumption that many fans have checked and re-checked the list.
The results are interesting if only to see that some names are in the dictionary while others are not. For example ‘Ilchester’ is marked as a wrong spelling but ‘Roquefort’ is OK.
NOT in the Word dictionary
(the bracketed words in some names are in the dictionary)
(Dorset Blue) Vinney
Carré (de) l’Est
In the Word dictionary
Czechoslovakian sheep’s milk cheese
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese
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- Klingon = Clinton
- Word’s problem with a possessive Donna
- Palin isn’t in the Word dictionary
- Word 2003: Obama or Osama
- The changing Word 2003 Thesaurus
- Inside the Word 2003 Thesaurus
- Office 2007 dictionary updates