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#185643 - 10/16/09 10:27 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: Art_in_FL]
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A practical solution for spelling? If only there was some sort of book, a book that not only provided the correct spelling of words, but their proper pronunciation and definition, too . . .

Sometimes, old-tech is still right-tech.

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#185646 - 10/16/09 10:43 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: Jeff_M]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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A practical solution for spelling? If only there was some sort of book, a book that not only provided the correct spelling of words, but their proper pronunciation and definition, too . . .

Sometimes, old-tech is still right-tech.


laugh

Didn't Dr Johnson attempt to create such a device as a practical solution some centuries ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH5AaZS7RpA

And I believe it still has not even today been fully completed.


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#185647 - 10/16/09 11:03 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
scafool Offline
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Every single word. laugh laugh laugh
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#185648 - 10/16/09 11:10 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: Jeff_M]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeff_M
A practical solution for spelling? If only there was some sort of book, a book that not only provided the correct spelling of words, but their proper pronunciation and definition, too . . .

Sometimes, old-tech is still right-tech.


That will work ... maybe. If you can't spell it how are you supposed to look it up.

And:
"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way." —Mark Twain

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#185650 - 10/16/09 11:40 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: Art_in_FL]
KenK Offline
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Google Chrome also does spell-checking.

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#185675 - 10/17/09 04:08 AM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: KenK]
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I use some of the decentest grammars available to us rednecks. Google chrome don't have no good grammar though.

My mother would be so ashamed. frown

Word spell check is a life saver for me. Colleges do not have a sense of humor with spelling, grammar, or homophones. Scary thing is I am a better proof-reader than most of my professors. I catch their typos! I am afraid that even educated people, with out a disability, are losing the rules of English.

Try this out.

Copy you last post, IN CURSIVE! Its sounds easy, but try it out. Scary huh?
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#185679 - 10/17/09 06:58 AM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: EchoingLaugh]
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In Microsoft Word; wrongly spelled words are underlined in red. You can right click on one to get alternate spellings suggested.
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#185681 - 10/17/09 11:40 AM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: TheSock]
Eugene Offline
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Also don't rely 100% on the spell checker, for example words flashlight I see listed as flash light a lot because some spell checkers insist its two words. Microsoft ActiveSync is a bad one, its one word but firefox says its misspelled unless you put in a space and its a very problematic piece of software that when I was using it I always had to search for the issue of the day and some forums count the space so you had to do two searches to look for your answer as half the time people had it wrong.

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#185690 - 10/17/09 01:59 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: Eugene]
scafool Offline
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Words like that you just add to the dictionary in the spellchecker when it flags them.

I get that problem with the searches too. Sometimes it helps to do a search with a word spelt incorrectly.


Edited by scafool (10/17/09 03:03 PM)
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#185704 - 10/17/09 06:23 PM Re: A Practical Solution for Spelling [Re: scafool]
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Yea, I add them but I have seen a lot of times where people just trust the spell checker and split the word.

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