I'm typing away, writing some report about god-knows-what to be sent to who-really-cares-or-even-knows, to be filed somewhere-or-another, when the customary Green Squiggly Grammar Police line shows up. Now, I see this line ALL THE TIME. Usually, it's because I'm a better writer than Word will ever understand. I know how to start a sentence with a preposition, for instance, and know when it's OK to do so. I know when a run-on sentence is acceptable or even neccessary. I know how to use the passive voice, and I know how to match verbs.
(NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE MY LJ AS AN EXAMPLE OF THESE THINGS. I DON'T usually PAY ATTENTION TO THAT CRAP WHEN I WRITE IN HERE)
These little green lines, therefore, rarely suprise me. This one did. It appeared under one word: supercede.
Puzzled, I ran the wizard or whatever. It responded, and I was completely flabbergasted.
What did it say to me? NON-STANDARD WORD. CONSIDER REVISING.
Added a cut because, as it turns out, I am archaic and Word is not. Who knew. Thanks to control_group for his able-bodied research, conducted with a budget of under 15 USD.
Polly goodness. Let's see if one can edit a poll into an existing entry.