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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

11 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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KitemanTheCheese9921

Reply 11 years ago

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

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canidaKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I'm known for using semicolons in IM chats.

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megziewoodlesKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

This sounds suspiciously like a pop-culture reference.

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zieakTheCheese9921

Reply 11 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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TheCheese9921megziewoodles

Reply 11 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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megziewoodlesTheCheese9921

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kitemanmegziewoodles

Reply 11 years ago

Good grief...

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

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acer73Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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

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SacTownSueacer73

Reply 11 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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acer73SacTownSue

Reply 11 years ago

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

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acer73TheCheese9921

Reply 11 years ago

Oh i know u were kidding i was talking about SacTownSue

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ll.13acer73

Reply 11 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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Kitemanll.13

Reply 11 years ago

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

And it's pavement, not sidewalk

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acer73Kiteman

Reply 11 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.13Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, Ok then shall we carry on? (:

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CameronkKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

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

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KitemanCameronk

Reply 11 years ago

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

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TheCheese9921Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

that must take foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever to write

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Andrew546TheCheese9921

Reply 11 years ago

I do it too, and it actually goes reasonably quick when using T9/Word, because the dictionaries they use (at least on my phone) have few to no acronyms and abbreviations. And my phone has no option for adding extra words. So it works. I'm still a relatively slow texter, but that because i just suck at the whole keypad typing thing; I would still be just as slow if I used abbreviations and such.

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Andrew546Cameronk

Reply 11 years ago

You missed the point of my point - if your gonna use chat abbreviations, they yes, T9 does suck since it mostly has 'real' words in its dictionary, but when you don't use chat abbreviations, like me, it actually works pretty well.

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KitemanTheCheese9921

Reply 11 years ago

Let's just say it encourages clarity of expression.

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Brennn10

11 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.13Brennn10

Reply 11 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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Brennn10ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

My, how technology has changed our lives.

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Bran

11 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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royalestelroyalestel

Reply 11 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

11 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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KentsOkayteh_pyroazn

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Kitemanteh_pyroazn

Reply 11 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

11 years ago

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