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March 07, 2008

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pam

Some think it will be the socialists that finally bring this country to its knees... but we know differently, don't we? The insidious ISD will do it with no problem...!

Point well taken, as FF just alerted me to the fact that ISD is not in its dictionary. ;)

Linda

Ah see...I get to exercise my brain. First off, I didn't know that you could highlight the underlined word and it would give you the correct spelling...I have gone back and retyped several times in order to get that darned line to go away! Of course, there are words that defy the red line...like freecycle. (see, there's that red line again!)

But...my brain is regularly exercised with reading, spelling and punctuation because I edit all of my husband's papers for his doctoral studies. Some of these are the MOST BORING papers I have read, but they do keep me on my toes, which is a good thing. I have never been a fan of spell-check; I pride myself on knowing how to spell words properly (I suppose this stems from having failed spelling one quarter in 7th grade, though, in my defense, I had LOST my spelling book so I never got to study any words, and we could not replace the book, nor would my teacher lend me a text book to use).

But you are VERY correct that our children will suffer if they rely on this method.

me & my puppies

Laura ~ For people, like me, who are infected with a serious misspelling illness, a dictionary was never any help. Conversely, spell check is a wonderful tool which gives options to allow me to find the word I am actually looking for. In fact, with its help I write more often and I can say, with certainty, that I would not be blogging if it were not for this invention. Perhaps, it has and will continue to encourage others such as myself to write more thus expending our vocabulary,usage of our language and our mind.

kenju

My cat's head would be IN the shoe!


Yes, I have trouble that way, but mostly it is typing error that plagues me.

Brittany

Just wanted to say that I like that picture of you in the corner of the page. It's pretty!
:D

Sugar Britches

I teach my adult learners that even though spell check is a glorious thing, you CANNOT rely on it to find and fix usage errors. Example: your vs. you're, to vs. too vs. two, etc. It's amazing how people suddenly begin to proofread again.

Old Horsetail Snake

I somtimes have trubbler with speling but I can overluk it because everbody knws what it say. Right?

Deana

The spell check really has made me lazy. I will be the first to admit I am getting dumber by the minute.

- and I like the picture you've put up in the corner!

Seamus

Hey pretty girl in the corner!

I, too, have found that spell check has dumbed me up a bit. If I'm not in a hurry I've started to make the corrections myself when the "thin red line" appears. Your observation about using a dictionary is spot on - how when you are looking for one word, new ones present themselves.

Oh! Rico! You have to open the heel buddy - just the way it works!

Nils

Since my speling is perfect, I can't really relate to the whole problems with Spellcheck, etc. ;)

Rico seems to be recoiling in horror from the shoe. Maybe time for odor-eaters?

And I agree with other commenters. Very attractive woman top left. ;)

FC

"Today I wonder if kids will forget how to spell..."

Working with them daily, I can tell you, "Stop wondering, it's true."

Nice lookin' avatar top left.
heehee

SwampAngel65

I am a freak when it comes to proper spelling. Not always proper grammer, but proper spelling. I know my problem is typing. My fingers get dyslexic and I make bad mistakes that I often don't catch. Spell check doesn't always work!

It amazes me that my son would come home from school with an assignment requiring him to do work on the computer, or type out a report on the computer. I mean, what if we didn't have a friggin computer? What's wrong with handwriting a report? I swore then, and I still swear, that if one of my kids ever has a teacher who dares to grade them down because a report, or any kind of homework, is handwritten, I'l take it all the way to the supreme court!

You got me in rant-mode now. I'd get while the gettin's good!

SwampAngel65

I am a freak when it comes to proper spelling. Not always proper grammer, but proper spelling. I know my problem is typing. My fingers get dyslexic and I make bad mistakes that I often don't catch. Spell check doesn't always work!

It amazes me that my son would come home from school with an assignment requiring him to do work on the computer, or type out a report on the computer. I mean, what if we didn't have a friggin computer? What's wrong with handwriting a report? I swore then, and I still swear, that if one of my kids ever has a teacher who dares to grade them down because a report, or any kind of homework, is handwritten, I'l take it all the way to the supreme court!

You got me in rant-mode now. I'd better get while the gettin's good!

Janet

Rico: Shoe, old shoe, why doest thou smell so good?

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