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Grammarly checks “Owed to a Spell Chequer”

We asked Grammarly to proofread “Owed to a Spell Chequer,” a poem of unknown origin that plays with homophones to confuse spellcheckers:


We set the goals for this text as follows:


The tool’s response was amusing:

The only reasonable suggestions were for “commonly confused words,” namely:


too to


Of course, none of the corrections suggested by the tool made the text less incoherent.


We guess, as far as creative writing is concerned, Grammarly senses its lack of authority, and so anything goes:

Text used in the experiment: “Owed to a Spell Chequer” (various versions available on the Internet); original author, source and date of publication unknown.