The Cupertino effect

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A name adopted by EU translators for mistakes in text caused by automatic spelling correction.


Named after the appearance of 'Cupertino' in some EU documents, which was caused by spelling correction taking 'cooperatino' and suggesting 'Cupertino' because a small town in California is clearly what people meant to refer to, not 'cooperation.'


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