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Category:Classic TV Clips, Science & Technology
Tags:80s, Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert, spellcheck
Submitted:Old_Zircon
Date:08/05/11
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Xenocide
"It won't tell you how to spell it, but it'll tell you where you were wrong." 80's spellcheck is an apt metaphor for our relationship with our own mistakes.
fatatty
Or our relationships with our girlfriends.

Screwtape

Mr. Wizard hated Spaniards so much, he refused to read out "Spain", preferring instead to spell it out at every opportunity.
orificespace
I always wished this guy was my dad when I watched Mr Wizard.

5 Stars for daddy issues.
kingofthenothing
5 stars for your username and admitting to daddy issues.

chumbucket
Welcome to Mr Wizard's command central where he requires the use of multiple systems to manage the steady rotation of stupid kids he needs for his television program.
EvilHomer
Twenty five years later, my Firefox spellchecker still refuses to recognize "anime" as a valid word.
glasseye
It's trying to protect you.

EvilHomer
It also refuses to recognize: kawaii weeaboo hentai bukkake fursuit vore unbirthing otherkin loli juggalo Objectivist bronie cena glomph fargnax and reptoid. In other words, all the words I use on a daily basis. :(

Jet Bin Fever
And it only takes a few short minutes per sentence! Now that's convenience!
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
When they cut to commercial, Mr. Wizard typed the following with a wry smile on his face:

8===========D ~O ~O ~O ~O

Timmy, do you know what that is?


cognitivedissonance
I haven't heard his voice in at least 20 years, but the second I did, a chill ran down my spine.

Thank you, POETV.
FABIO
To kids in the 80s, cable consisted entirely of Nickelodeon claymation ads, You Can't Do That on Television, Mr Wizard, and Double Dare (and boobs on HBO).
numb
Even the most retarded 1st-gen spell check wouldn't have compared each word in the doc against each word in the dictionary.
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