A (long) while back I posted Heidi’s list of auto-corrected bird names. I thought it was pretty funny, partly because most bird names are not normal words. What’s a spell-checker supposed to do when confronted with names such as Willet, Phalarope, or Gallinule?
Being both a birder and a gardener, I began to wonder how Microsoft Word would treat some of the more unusual flower names. Typing a quick list was quite revealing! Then, as I went to retype everything in WordPress, I discovered that they don’t use the same dictionary. In a few instances, it had its own list of suggestions, making things even more interesting!
I ended up with the following list of “corrections.” In cases where Word and WordPress disagreed, the Word version is first. True, some are names only a gardener is likely to know (a few are the often-used genus, not the common name)—but that’s you, right?
Can you decipher these names and figure out which flowers I typed? Just to be nice, I added the photo at top as a hint. Answers are at the end, but no peeking until you’ve tried.
- Liars / Listeria
- Euchre / Rancher
- Phloem’s / Phlogiston
Continue for answers…
- Liatris (Gayfeather)
- Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
- Heuchera (Coral Bells)
- Phlomis (Jerusalem Sage)