Announcing Hammel’s Law®

I just typed "Veblen" (as in Thorstein) into a OneNote document, and no wavy red underline appeared. This gave rise to deep thoughts, which I now state in rule form:

If:

(a) you have a distinctive family name; and

(b) Microsoft applications do not warn of a possible misspelling when it is typed into a document; then

(c) you have achieved immortality.

I hereby coin Hammel’s Law® , assuming nobody else has done so previously. (If someone else has, I’m sure I’ll hear about it in comments.)

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