Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Spellcheck: The Necessary Evil

Ok... I try to spellcheck everything I do, send, etc. Especially at work. I do this by enabling the automatic spell check feature on my computer and e-mail. BUT. There are soo many issues with it. How about that simple, everyday words are not included in spell check!!! I work in the internet industry. Apparently, internet must be spelled with a capital I. I do not need or want it to have a capital I, but then again... Mr. Spell Check says it should so I surcome to the life. THEN.... What about the word WEBSITE. Spellcheck says NO, TWO WORDS. Who writes Web Site? I will be looked at as a moron. Internet Language says it is ONE WORK. Then we can go on from there and go to WEBPAGE, ETC. SEO, PPC, SEARCHABILITY.... All words I write on the daily basis, all words my spellcheck does not like. POO ON SPELLCHECK!

THEN....

Lets talk about automatic spell correction. When I write it will automatically change the word to the correct spelling. WHAT THE HELL! I love this feature, HOWEVER, I will never learn to spell the word correctly if It never tells me I was spelling it wrong to begin with! I mean COME ON! What are we teaching our youth???

Explain this to me. Spell Check is as readily available as a Calculator. YET, in school, You can use Spell Check on anything you want, yet calculators are forbidden on many tests. THAT IS NOT RIGHT! What is life coming to?

I think spell check needs to automatically update every month with new terms related to the world. Not Dictionary terms, EVERYDAY TERMS you are likely to use and the correct spelling of them. THAT IS ALL I ASK!!!!



OH BTW.. apparently, SPELLCHECK is not a word EITHER!!!

1 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

You might try spellchecking your blogs too. :) "surcome" is not a word... I think you meant succumb. :)

6:50 AM  

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