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Subject: Google flubs a spelling correction
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Date: 2018-02-21T20:55:14
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Usually if I misspell or just mistype a Google search term, it does a remarkably good job of guessing what I really meant. Most of its failures come from overeager guessing in cases where I correctly spelled something that just happens to be spelled strangely.

But today, it flubbed. I asked it to search for “Brigitte Zacharchenko” and it failed to find her, suggesting instead “Brigitte Zakharchenko”.

This actually messed up the one part of the spelling that I had right, and the search failed.

The correct spelling is “Brigette Zacharczenko”.