How about incorperating a spellcheck?

I am forever impressed at just how clever and knowledgeable people on this site are.  Sometimes there are people for whom english is a foreign language ... and they appologise for their use of english; their gramar or their spelling.  And then there are a very few, such as me, whether through dyslexia or some other cause, who's spelling etc appears sloppy or poor.  Some websites do have a spellcheck facility. I know that a solution would be to type into word first and then paste it in ... but in reality, that just doesn't happen.

Just a thought.

G.

(Dislecksicks rule, KO!)

People who feel that they have to point out every spelling and grammatical error are not worth wasting your time on. I find doctors are the worst offenders.

I think it's got a lot to do with whether your intent can be determined, or not, with the misspelling intact.  When someone's error leads to misunderstanding or makes it impossible to later search for a topic or an issue, then spelling errors are a huge problem. 

For instance, there is no such thing as Lyme's Disease.  The name is Lyme Disease, derived from the place it was first identified, Lyme, Connecticut.  BUT we can all figure out what a person means if they spell it out wrong. 

Certain words, though, change meaning or intent when misspelled.  When medications are misspelt, it can be disastrous (though no spellcheck program is going to properly address those). And, for the brain-fogged folks who come here, poor spelling can mean they don't at all understand what a poster is trying to say. 

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Also a spell check can make mistakes: a while back it constantly corrected one person who wanted to spell neuroi: it always came out as 'nero'...............Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

It's not just machines and spellchecks that make mistakes.  Last week I asked the switchboard to put me through to the Neurology Department.  It is hardly surprising that the Urology Department couldn't make sense of what I was talking about ... but then again, one would not get much further with the NeurologyDepartment.

G

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

You might actually get more sense with the urology department!........................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Spelchek? We don't need  no stinking Spelchek

Most of the peeple here no how to spel

 

 

 

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