On Linguistic Oddities

Dear Microsoft,

“Peckish” is a word. It means “hungry.” I use it in regular conversation.

Okay, maybe twice a month. If I’m lucky. But certainly more than five or six times a year.

About “peckish.” Word not only flagged it as a misspelling, but Word also tried to change it to “puckish.” I may use the word “puckish,” but in this particular case, in this particular sentence, my protagonist is hungry. He’s not a prat.

Thanks for not noticing,

A Surly Writer

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