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Spelling 101 Answered

Okay, I'm going to cut straight to the chase here, people NEED to use spell check on their Instructables I've seen a butt load of crappy ones that I can't even understand, let alone read (not mentioning any names *cough* Knex *cough*). Okay so here's some helpful hints.

1.MICROSOFT WORD
I mean holy crap is this elementary copy and paste it from Instructable into word then hit spell check, I know it doesn't really work for grammar but its better than nothing.

2. Dictionary Tooltip If you have Firefox which you should, this is just a spell checker that works in Firefox.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Agreed. (But I'm the sort of person that uses full and correct language and punctuation in text messages, emails and the (rare times) I use instant messageboards.) Oh, and "color" has a "u" in it ...

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

Only if your British, or are old, lol

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Or both. I even use full sentences and grammar in phone text messages.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

me too and i'm only 15 ;-P

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canida
canida

Reply 13 years ago

I'm known for using semicolons in IM chats.

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

Damn, I think I love you now.

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

Hahaha! How easily you swoon over the grammar-gifted!

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

Indeed. I'm just wonderful like that.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

(Sings)

I'm telling Eric! I'm telling Eric!

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

This sounds suspiciously like a pop-culture reference.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Nope. Slightly closer to home(page).

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

I do too.

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zieak
zieak

Reply 13 years ago

Is it irony that on a post ranting about using correct spelling that you used "your" wrong? It should be "you're" as in "you are." Spelling and there/their/they're are peeves of mine also.

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

Or Australian and thus awesome.

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

Yes Australia is AWESOME!!

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

Yes! You are so my second best friend now!

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

Yay, you get 50 gold stars 1000 taco bell points AND a cherry on top!!!! But wait theres more, you can be my best friend 4eva that I met online and probably will never meet in real life, or for short B.F.F.T.I.M.O.L.A.P.W.N.M.I.R.L!!!!!

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

And we shall share virtual pancakes!!! +Ahundredbilliongoldstarstoyou. *Hug.*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Good grief...

(It's British and feeling old, by the way. The end of term approaches but slowly...)

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Meowgan
Meowgan

Reply 13 years ago

I'm not excitable at all.

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acer73
acer73

Reply 13 years ago

you lie color does not have a "u" in it and its called a trunk not a "boot"

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SacTownSue
SacTownSue

Reply 13 years ago

There is no you in color. And I am enjoying the humour. 9921, I can't afford MS Word, but I do no how to spele and how two use a dickshuneerie.

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acer73
acer73

Reply 13 years ago

You have to be kidding me, i really hope that was sarcasm

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acer73
acer73

Reply 13 years ago

Oh i know u were kidding i was talking about SacTownSue

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

lolz doowd sew d3w eye

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

and it's called a shopping trolley not a shopping cart, and it's called petrol not gasoline and colour has a u in it, and it's coffee not cawfy.

The differences are not worth squabbling over!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

I don't think acer was squabbling, just partaking of humour.

And it's pavement, not sidewalk

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acer73
acer73

Reply 13 years ago

Correct Kiteman, i was partaking in the humor. I think im going to eat some candy instead of sweets

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, Ok then shall we carry on? (:

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Cameronk
Cameronk

Reply 13 years ago

depends some people use "u" some people don't use "u".

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

And some people use "u" when other people use "you"... .... that didn't sound very good ;-/

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

I love the firefox tool. Whenever I make a spelling error, it puts a line under it, and I change it. It is just a matter of laziness nowadays.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Right-click it and it gives the options and changes it automatically. soon we won't even have to move a mouse around. (:

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

My, how technology has changed our lives.

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

Spelling bad is one thing (that I can't stand); spelling bad and then apologizing in the same comment/Instructable/topic for the bad spelling is another. Take the time to use spell check. Personally, spelling can make a big difference to me whether I think an Instructable is quality or not.

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

No seriously, I try to get the spelling and grammar right in my instructables (typos notwithstanding) but sometimes in the forum posts it just doesn't seem worth it to go back and fix a typo that doesn't obscure the intended meaning. Not really sure why Squid Labs doesn't let us edit posts.

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teh_pyroazn
teh_pyroazn

13 years ago

I would probalbly only spell check my instructable(s) everythinng else... WHO would be bothered.. apart from u kiteman

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

I'm bothered by it, and I'm not British or old.

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John Smith
John Smith

Reply 13 years ago

Same here.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Everybody who isn't American? Everybody who cares about the way they express themselves? If you switch to Firefox as your browser (as I did recently), you'll find that, by installing the dictionary options, everything you type will be automatically spell-checked. (I don't know if it checks grammar, but even my six-year-old knows that you end a question with a question mark.)

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ll.13
ll.13

13 years ago

Welcome to the internet. ...but I agree, forums etc. should have good spelling, channels/IRC, IM it doesn't matter to me.

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

right on, besides on aim I don't have time to spell right cause there is so many people (not to brag) lol

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

I hardly use IRC except for Linux support and IM doesn't interest me. :P Cam.SS correct.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

Those who are saying that it is the Internet, and you shouldn't expect perfect spelling...You are not posting messages in your blog, or MySpace, or Xanga, or whatever the heck you use. You are adding to a website that has higher standards, and if you are intelligent enough to open an Internet browser, you are intelligent enough to use one of the many spell checks available to you. talkin lik dis iz fin fo da rst uv da nets, but Instructables has higher standards. And just so you know, even I'm not sure what that gobbledygook says.

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chatterbox14730
chatterbox14730

13 years ago

Thecheese9921, i talk to you on AIM all the time, and you suck at spelling, so this instructable is more for you then us.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

13 years ago

I've given up all hope in regards to people always typing properly online. I'd suggest you do the same. ;) When I was a mod on IGN I'd actually edit posts to do spell and grammar checking for people. They'd normally get very upset that I improved their posts so others could read them. :P