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".
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||Webmaster on 07-20-1999
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