Earlier today, I made several frustrating attempts to spell the word "bachelorette" in Movable Type, but that red squiggle kept appearing beneath it. I IM'd Dodai and asked her, "How the fuck do you spell bachelorette?" Turns out I spelled it right the first time, MT just doesn't recognize it:

New Technology Hates 'Old Maids'

Can you believe that shit? "Bachelorette" isn't recognized in iChat or Stickies either, while "spinster" is. But "bachelorette" is indeed a real word, making its debut in Merriam-Webster in 1935. Since all the Jezebels are unmarried, we find it offensive that we're being mocked in such a way.