Speell Chacking

Old Apr 1st, 2005, 03:26 AM
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Speell Chacking

Does anyone know if you can spell check your posts before posting ... maybe Fodors can add that feature to the board...would help me!!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 03:50 AM
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Type your reply on Word.
Do spell check there.
Cut and paste to your "post a reply" space.

That's it!

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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 04:02 AM
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DON'T DELETE THIS BECAUSE IT LOOKS WEIRD. BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU CAN READ IT.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mind: aoccdrnig to a rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy. It deosn't mttaer in what oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia.

Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.

Robyn >-
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 04:08 AM
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Yup, you can read it, but have you ever seen how quickly spelling errors are picked up and commented on here?
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 04:49 AM
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>This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.<

I must disagree.

I can understand what you have written because I look at each letter in a grouping and then try to create a pattern that is congruent to a previous pattern of a known word.

Sort of like playing Scrabble.

>and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.<

The fact that I am capable of making sense out of gibberish doesn't mean that you are relieved of the responsibility of not writing gibberish to begin with.

Whit da yie nike of thus singins?

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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 04:54 AM
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This board has a spell checker. Just type your message, post it and within 5 minutes your message will receive a reply pointing out all your spelling errors. Works great!

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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 06:53 AM
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Larry, LOL!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 08:37 AM
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PLEASE, don't kill the messenger...

I humbly apologize for not clarifying the origination of my first post on this thread. I cut & pasted the entire post (sans Robyn >- ) from an e-mail I had received last night. When I saw the title of the thread, I immediately thought of the e-mail, and thought it would be an interesting little ditty to share, especially since it is April Fool's Day. It was meant in a light-hearted manner.

In no way do I think that proper spelling is unimportant. Peace.

Robyn >-
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 08:46 AM
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Hey Robyn,

No need to apologize.

The item you posted has been around for some time.

Besides, we need something to get our blood flowing.

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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 08:49 AM
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I thought your post was interesting!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Larry? You're on the money!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 10:13 AM
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Larry,

You've made my day!! roflol!!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Too cool!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 10:55 AM
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i'll add my LOL to larry's post too!
- nutella (recent victim of the fodors spell checker
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 11:07 AM
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Good one, Larry!!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 12:32 PM
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Very funny Larry! Thanks!
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Yes, I get many replies
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 03:18 PM
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I also think it's important to spell correctly but I would never correct anyone on their spelling. Except for my husband that is.

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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 04:21 PM
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4totravel: Composing and spell checking in Word is fine, but do be aware that there are some signs and symbols that come out totally wrong when you put them into the "Post a reply" box.

Therefore, unfortunately, you also have to use the "Preview my reply" option before posting.

What one doesn't have to go through in order not to incur the wrath of the Fodor's spelling police...
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Old Apr 1st, 2005, 05:54 PM
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Eloise, you can make Word documents come out right on Fodor's by turning off Autocorrect, I believe.
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