Word (Microsoft) Easter Egg - Word 97 Thesaurus Tricks: Fun, but NOT REAL EGGS

There are a bunch of fun things you can do with the Thesaurus in Word 97, but I want to make it clear that these are NOT EGGS because they follow the expected behavior of the program. I will demonstrate:
1. In a document, type "I'd like to see you naked".
2. Highlight the phrase and select Tools->Thesaurus (or type shift-F7)
3. It will suggest the phrase "I'll drink to that" as a synonym.
4. You'll get the same answer for things like "I'd like to see Bill Clinton resign", "I'd like to see Bill Gates dead", or any phrase starting with "I'd like to..."

That's because this is EXPECTED BEHAVIOR.. if the thesaurus doesn't know an actual synonym, it shows you the closest alphabetical phrase it knows about. It might be weird, it might be funny, but it's not something the programmers hid inside the program.
Another common phrase to do this with is "unable to follow directions".

Enjoy!

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Contributed By: Webmaster on 07-20-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Windows 95 or better, or Windows NT
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Misery Guts writes:
Ha ha, very funny. By the way, you need to have the Language set as English (United States) - it doesn't work in English (Australian).
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sunny writes:
Mine came up with "I don't know" as the first one! (Word 2001)
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Cam033 writes:
Actually when i tyoed in "I am going to kill clippy" it says somewhere there "I Beg your pardon?"
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Silent Bob writes:
This egg worked for me, and it's a pretty weird coincidence...but I have to ask...why are you telling your computer that you want to see it naked in the first place?
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SimsFan writes:
Yes, this is in fact a known behavior. In fact, Microsoft removed it in SR-2. See Microsoft KB Article Q172678 for more.
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dennisaugust writes:
Won't work with any version higher than office 97
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john pepper writes:
i changed the language to English(United States) and it didn't come up with i'll drink to that
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Laydee writes:
I guess my computer's shy because when I typed "I'd like to see you naked" I got "I don't know"! And when I typed "unable to follow directions" I got "um and ah"! Well, that's British computers for you!
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Spud writes:
If you type in "unable to follow directions" it says "unable to have an erection" pretty funny
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DugtrioJenny writes:
I said "I am a moron" and it said "I am sure!" Also, it says "I don't know" for all of the ones starting with "I'd like to.."
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LT3 writes:
I put in I don't know and it suggested I drink to you, and I appreciate it.
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Sarah3264 writes:
Entry: "I am going to leave you alone." Response: "I appreciate that." Does this for anything starting with "I am going to...
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Duffman writes:
Wow, the "Unable to follow directions" was very funny. Almost fell off my chair laughing. Egg seemed to work fine with all of them for me. I have Word97 so it might be newer versions that just don't work.
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funnyfunny writes:
I thought the "I enjoy seeing you naked" was great.I got responses like "if at all possible" and "if necessary" and "I expect". It made it seem like my puter wanted to be my lover boy.............
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Hamza writes:
No, didn't work for me, mine suggesting most words which are like "idiot" like idiotically, idiot etc. etc. And I typed Bill Gates and one of the results (Third one) was "bikini"! XD Great sense of humor like Apple MS.
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coldfire writes:
This egg doesn't really work. It depends on every minute of part your settings. I tried it on three different computers and none of them worked and one even came up with I.D.
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Toady writes:
coldfire, no, this egg doesn't work very well. And the reason? It's not an egg. As already stated. But that's no reason to dislike it, it's just meant to be amusing and fun! For example, in Word 2000, in the UK, I entered "Would you like to sleep with me?" and somewhere down the list it said "wow". Now I know that this is because it starts with "wo" but I still find it amusing!
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On Word2000 I typed in "I hate you" and as a response it gave me "I imagine".
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Gizmo7 writes:
Try typing in "I enjoy seeing you naked", it should come up with something as funny as the actually phrase from before.
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Jo-Jo writes:
I tried it with every sentence suggested and all it did was say "hypocritical" Please someone tell me what im doing wrong!
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Nutpikachu writes:
the paper clip's name is clippit not clippy
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