ˈspel -ˈsərk, -ˈzərk; -ər adv. 1. When the spellcheck feature on a program pulls a nutty and starts counting every English word as misspelled using the algorithm for the Saami languages without notice, making one doubt one’s native ability to spell one’s own name. 2. When one cannot spell a word, and goes a little wild trying to imagine what letters that word contains: Ralph stayed up late last night typing a letter to his Aunty Gee because his spellcheck went spellzerker and started counting any word with the letter “a” in it as misspelled.
IMAGE CREDIT: Screenshot from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Original creator: Stanley Kubrick. Screenshot creator: Unknown.
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