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Feet, Feat, Fete: The Deceptive Allure of Spell-checking
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Feet, Feat, Fete: The Deceptive Allure of Spell-checking

Feet, feat, and fete: English is riddled with homophones, words that are pronounced alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. In this case:  your pedal extremities, an achievement, and a celebration—all concepts so wildly divergent that it would be difficult to mistake one for the other, unless you are relying on your word processor’s spell-check function to make sure you have used the right one.