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garlicguy
Member # 3166
 - posted 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
 
WinterSolstice
Member # 934
 - posted April 25, 2007 18:07
Wow, that's sooooo eummmm. Tacky?
 
Ugh, MightyClub
Member # 3112
 - posted 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]
 
garlicguy
Member # 3166
 - posted April 25, 2007 19:51
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
Wow, that's sooooo eummmm. Tacky?

Nah! this here is tacky.
 
Mel
Member # 3553
 - posted 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...
 
WinterSolstice
Member # 934
 - posted 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]
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted April 26, 2007 06:45
And I use some academic connections to look on OED... silly word junkie... ;P
 
Just_Jess_B
Member # 2161
 - posted 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.
 
Huicho
Member # 7905
 - posted 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).
 
Ugh, MightyClub
Member # 3112
 - posted 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]
 
Infinitesimal
Member # 4865
 - posted 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]
 
iWanToUseaMac
Member # 4993
 - posted 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.
 
Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted 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] )
 
GMx
Member # 1523
 - posted 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]
 
Astronomer Jedi
Member # 4699
 - posted April 28, 2007 11:39
*Groan*

That wasn't a very enterprising pun GMx. [Razz]
 
Tominfla
Member # 6767
 - posted 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.
 
Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted 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/
 
Tominfla
Member # 6767
 - posted 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]
 
ewomack
Member # 3225
 - posted 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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