Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I think it's equally fitting and sad that Microsoft Word did not recognize the word farrier.


Blogger Donna said...

Wow! I would have never believed that. What were they thinking. It's not that obscure of a word. Then again, as a result of technology I've sent some real crazy text messages due to Autocorrect.

June 22, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger butterflycow said...

Sad I agree.. In fact few spell check programs recognize Farrier. but what makes it equally fitting?

June 22, 2011 at 3:24 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Because it's such an advanced form of technology, so it makes sense it wouldn't recognize words like farrier,

June 22, 2011 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger ward said...

Yeah Jenna, In the techno-utopian future, where they find all the magic energy to turn everything into a computer - including your kids & pets - there will never again be a need for a farrier. Jeez, didn't you hear? The computers that grow all of our food will use maglev tractors, floating over perfectly straight rows of nano tech fertilized "soil" with automatic row covers that spit just the right amount of pesticide, the amounts calculated by Quants bearing formulas in an office in San Bernardino or Mumbai or Lima, on to the plants and people will never ever need to get dirt under their nails again. Yucky dirt! /sarcasm.

June 22, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

My ex-boyfriend (and current farrier) has found that in certain unfortunate circles here in Sun Valley, it is much easier to say that he is a blacksmith or horse-shoer than try to teach people about being a "farrier!"

June 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I had to open up Pages on my Mac to see if the word "farrier" would be recognized - it was indeed. The definition was even right. So take heart, it is not a completely lost word!

June 22, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

OpenOffice and TextEdit also recognize farrier, so that's just another example of how Microsoft sucks.

June 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Kathy P. said...

Microsoft Word 2010 does recognize the word 'farrier'. Must be older versions that did not.

June 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

I agree with Kathy P. Word 2010 does recognize the word "farrier", but it is even sader that many people today do not know the meaning of the word.

Grace and Peace,


June 22, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Tiffrz-N-Kidz said...

I find it amusing that the newer version recognizes the word but the older one does not. Maybe the message is getting through.

June 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

This is a perfectly illustrated example of how some of us span two very isolated words.

Just as MS Word doesn't recognize 'farrier', I might suggest that many farriers can't read HTML, write javascript, rely on skype, etc.

While it is a bit sad, you might also be feel fortunate that your life is so diverse!

June 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

i bought a used eMac off ebay, and the version of MSword it comes with had no recognition of it.

June 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Sue Steeves said...

Speaking of farriers, I went to see Buck last night and it was amazing. I dragged my boyfriend with me who has never really been around horses (aside from waiting in the car while I blanket or feed etc....) and he LOVED it. I really think that man has a message for the world.

June 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

I’m a teacher and have usually taught in areas where farrier is a profession of some parents or at least common vocabulary among the kids. When I taught in an urban setting and threw the word out stating that I had to meet the farrier after school so I couldn’t stay late to tutor my students thought I was meeting a person who worked at the fair that was currently in the neighborhood; the conversation turned quiet humorous. I also didn’t know some of their lexicon as well though so it depends on the circles we frequent. Microsoft must be more for those citified folk—mine doesn’t recognize the word either.

June 22, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

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