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Casting a spell

The spellcheck function on modern computers could be described as a first step towards artificial intelligence.

When writing “Fishwick”, the computer suggests “fishlike”, Alistair Darling becomes Alligator Darling, Skandia is “squander” and multi-tie turns into “mullet-tie”.

Bankhall becomes “bankroll”, Fatchett turns into “fattest”, Carby becomes “crabby” and Ritchie is “retch”.

Some of the alternative spellings of financial services individuals&#39 names could be enough to start a new trend of porn star names.

For example, Diggle would become “jiggle”, Willetts gets “wilted”, Duffield turns into “defiled” and McAteer gets “meatier”. The Diary would love to hear your porn star spellchecks.

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