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Thread: Forget how to spell words

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    Forget how to spell words

    I'm 58 and have been having a hard time remembering how to spell words that I use to have no trouble spelling. Well, I figured out a little trick. Maybe everyone already know this, but someone might not and this might help. When I'm here on the board typing and it shows that I'm spelling a word incorrectly, I open a new page and go to "Google" and type the word in "Google" the way I am spelling it and it pops up correctly. I copy it and then come back to the Board and paste it in my post and finish my sentence. It's so nice and easy and I don't feel quite so ignorant. Hope this helps someone.
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    I have a setting checked somewhere that puts a red line under a misspelled word. Then I right click the word and several options of the word show up. The one I am usually trying to spell is first on the list.
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    I use spell check program too, if the word is misspelled it's underlined, click on it and the right spelling is shown. There are many free ones online to choose from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I have a setting checked somewhere that puts a red line under a misspelled word. Then I right click the word and several options of the word show up. The one I am usually trying to spell is first on the list.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I have a setting checked somewhere that puts a red line under a misspelled word. Then I right click the word and several options of the word show up. The one I am usually trying to spell is first on the list.
    same for me!
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    I use Google all the time for spell checks!

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    Oh my gosh!, Google is my dearest friend. LoL! I always have a Google tab open, anytime my browser is open. I would be so lost without it for sure.

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    I'm 67 and have the same problem sometimes. Other times isn't so bad. Spelling use to be my strong point but, not so much anymore.
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    My Google task bar has a spell check on it. I really appreciate that so many try to communicate clearly. I find misspelling distracting and I loose the sense of a message. I guess I am lucky that my nieces and nephews are tolerant of their old fashioned aunt. The generations have always had a gap in communicating but I am afraid with these new devices that gap is going to be a chasm. I do not know how much the shortcuts taken in writing is spilling over into speech, but eventually it will. To me even the simplest are ambiguous: LOL (used here frequently): does that mean Laugh Out Loud or Lots of Luck?
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    I am in the same boat - I am 47 and spelling was never a problem - I was a spelling bee champ in my school - but I have the same problem - I think those new brain games they have for us - really help clear the cobwebs out of our brains - if we don't use it we lose it. I still like me good old fashioned dictionary - my kids wonder why I use that book - to me its an old friend - I can find anything I need to know in my dictionary- and I use google too.

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