Ann Owed two the Spelling Checker

(Somebody sent this to me, original source unknown.  If you happen to know the author, please notify me so due credit can be given: erik(at)

This entire poem ran through my spelling checker (Microsoft Word 5.1 for Macintosh) without a single mistake being caught:

Eye have a spelling checker
It came with my Pea Sea
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two read,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule
The checker pour o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Be for a veiling checkers
Hour spelling mite decline,
And it were lacks or have a laps,
We wood be maid to wine.

Butt  now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know faults with in my cite,
Of non eye am a wear.

Now spelling does know phase me.
It does know bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud.
And wee mussed dew the best wee can
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft ware four pea seas,
And why I brake in two averse
By righting want too pleas.

1.  What should the poem read like?  Write your answer on a separate sheet of paper.
2.  What is the meaning of the words used instead of the ones intended?

Too tough for you?
Do try to work with the poem before you go to the corrected version.
Compare your version to my attempt (I don't know the original)

October 2000
Erik Moldrup