Every business and virtually every individual spell checks their Microsoft Word documents prior to releasing them to their intended recipients. In recent years, spell checkers seem less capable of spelling basic English words, nor can they distinguish between the American and the British spellings. One no longer can use a spell checking program without verifying that the suggested spelling is indeed an accurate American rendition of the word.
The simple reason for this dilemma is that we are using spell checking programs that were created in China by individuals whose first language is not English. These spell checkers have a unique function that is much more important than rendering a perfect English document, or sending you the ideal sentence. The Chinese versions of these spell checkers are designed to capture every document that is spell checked, send a copy of it to a database in China, and ensure that all of the document's authors and recipients are accurately noted. Only legal documents may be exempt from this relentless process.