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Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on April 25, 2007, 17:00:
 
I sometimes use a Google search as a form of spell check, as I did with the word, "amygdala" in another thread here.

Below the Wikipedia listing was this blog which intrigued me enough to check it out. Funny?! You bet! Twisted and funny.

If you could use a smile, give it a shot.

[Wink] gg
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on April 25, 2007, 18:07:
 
Wow, that's sooooo eummmm. Tacky?
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on April 25, 2007, 19:43:
 
Y'know, if you throw "define:" in front of the word you're google-checking then you will be able to verify that the word you (in)correctly spelled means what you think, while you're at it. Sometimes I like to check up on myself [Smile]
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on April 25, 2007, 19:51:
 
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
Wow, that's sooooo eummmm. Tacky?

Nah! this here is tacky.
 
Posted by Mel (Member # 3553) on April 25, 2007, 19:57:
 
lol, I do that ALL the time! I always manage to buy dictionaries that are missing tons of words. Maybe I should stop buying them at the dollar store...hmm...
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on April 26, 2007, 05:50:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Y'know, if you throw "define:" in front of the word you're google-checking then you will be able to verify that the word you (in)correctly spelled means what you think, while you're at it. Sometimes I like to check up on myself [Smile]

And all this time I've been right-clicking on the word and selecing "look up in dictionary". Silly Mac user [Big Grin]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on April 26, 2007, 06:45:
 
And I use some academic connections to look on OED... silly word junkie... ;P
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on April 26, 2007, 08:47:
 
I use Google too to confirm words. Usually I do a search for Define <word here>. It usually puts a definition up.

My favorite recent search had to do with the plural noun: monkeys. I wasn't sure if it was like KEYS or like TURKIES. So I googled plural of monkey.

I hope I haven't burst a bubble or anything, since I write as a lifestyle choice (I make less than a McDonald's worker -- it's not a profession, yet). I rely heavily on my Dictionary and Thesaurus Widget, but when it fails? I Google it.
 
Posted by Huicho (Member # 7905) on April 26, 2007, 10:43:
 
I like looking things up in m-w.com (Merriam-Webster) because then you get the history and pronunciation and other related words and usage and etymology. (Lots of ands).
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on April 26, 2007, 10:59:
 
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Y'know, if you throw "define:" in front of the word you're google-checking then you will be able to verify that the word you (in)correctly spelled means what you think, while you're at it. Sometimes I like to check up on myself [Smile]

And all this time I've been right-clicking on the word and selecing "look up in dictionary". Silly Mac user [Big Grin]
Much of my posting is done from the dreaded XP box at work. (Shhh!) [Wink]
 
Posted by Infinitesimal (Member # 4865) on April 26, 2007, 18:18:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
lol, I do that ALL the time! I always manage to buy dictionaries that are missing tons of words. Maybe I should stop buying them at the dollar store...hmm...

One would wonder why they are a dollar before buying? there has to be something not right there [Razz]
 
Posted by iWanToUseaMac (Member # 4993) on April 26, 2007, 21:48:
 
I've been thinking so much and deeply, and I've decided to come out...
My name is iWanToUseaMac and I use Google for spell checking even if I've got spell check on my browser.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on April 28, 2007, 09:09:
 
Don't you just hate it when "Corbomite" is not in your application's dictionary? That's why I need to use Google Spell Check.

(or do you already know how to spell it. [Razz] )
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on April 28, 2007, 11:16:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Don't you just hate it when "Corbomite" is not in your application's dictionary? That's why I need to use Google Spell Check.

That's a brilliant maneuver! [Wink]
 
Posted by Astronomer Jedi (Member # 4699) on April 28, 2007, 11:39:
 
*Groan*

That wasn't a very enterprising pun GMx. [Razz]
 
Posted by Tominfla (Member # 6767) on April 28, 2007, 13:59:
 
That's the real McCoy! [Big Grin]

I'm gonna check out this Google feature, since I didn't know it existed.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on April 28, 2007, 17:53:
 
By the Beard of the Alternate Universe Spock!

just saw this...
gSpell is a service for Mac OS X that provides spelling suggestions from Google.

http://nspindel.com/gspell/
 
Posted by Tominfla (Member # 6767) on April 30, 2007, 01:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Don't you just hate it when "Corbomite" is not in your application's dictionary? That's why I need to use Google Spell Check.

(or do you already know how to spell it. [Razz] )

I just read the most current Joy of Tech poll. So that's why you needed to spellcheck it. [crazy]
 
Posted by ewomack (Member # 3225) on April 30, 2007, 16:29:
 
I don't remember the word, but I once put in a "correct" but alternate spelling of a word and Google "checked" it for me... let's be careful out there.
 


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