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Apologies to @GSpellchecker (Godless Spellchecker)

I would like to apologize to Godless Spellchecker for a spoof tweet I made on Twitter.

Funk & Wagnalls Church: Warning, Godless Spellchecker (@GSpellchecker) is a baby-eating athiest

Funk & Wagnalls Church: Warning, Godless Spellchecker (@GSpellchecker) is a baby-eating athiest

 

I thought it was so silly it couldn’t be confused but I was mistaken.

Funk & Wagnalls was an American publisher known for its reference works, including A Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1st ed. 1894), and the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia (25 volumes, 1st ed. 1912)” and was often referred to in the hilarious Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1967–1973) TV show (“Look THAT up in your Funk & Wagnalls“).

I thought that would be an appropriate name for a fake church given the target of the message.

I doubt if any church would really use the phrase “baby-eating”, but I’ve seen stranger stuff.

Yes, ‘athiest’ was deliberately spelled wrong to parody all the people GS calls out for their misspellings.

Then there was an embedded link in the image to the sign-generating web site.

Finally, I posted a sign for myself, but his followers and retweeters wouldn’t see that unless they followed me:

Reward

 

 

So yeah, things got a bit out of hand when people started replying asking if it was real or noting how the church spelled atheist wrong.

My apologies to all for the confusion. I was just trying to get a laugh.