'The Gracehoper was always jigging ajog, hoppy on akkant of his joyicity." This or almost any other line from "Finnegans Wake" displays James Joyce's delight in words the electronic spell-checker never heard of. How tickled he would have been to see The New York Times of last tearsday, which he placed between moanday and wailsday. It tells of a writer who's found more than 200 references to fishing after "pouring" over Joyce's novel for six months.
As we pore over our own columns we see how Joycean the spell-checker can be in accepting the word we had not meant to say. It gives us a fellow feeling with our newspiper colleagues.