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    always have that trouble. joyce j

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    YES, the older I get the worse I get.
    Im an avid reader so that is not helping.

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    My Mom had a severe stroke - that pretty much destroyed her speaking ability - but she still seemed to be able to understand/comprehend what was said to her - it was so sad to see her struggling for a word - and not be able to find it.

    That may be why I'm on the 'far right' for concern

    My 'thing' has been names - I can go all around the name - birth date, car model, number of kids, eye color - etc. -

    It's been going on for many years - so I'm not overly concerned - most of the time - yet.

    I'm still more comfortable with 'conventional spelling' - even though I know that many of the spellings in American English are totally illogical and not phonetic.
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    I'll use a different word when speaking if I'm not sure of how to pronounce it.

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    It happens to the best of Us. I too was a great speller, proof reader and improper English still throws me into shock, but there is this strange happening when a word you are about to type just flies off into the ether, poof, gone! Very aggravating, for sure.
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    Yes it happens to me also. It has gotten worse since I had major surgery I was afraid that would happen

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    Getting old is not what it is cracked up to be. I start writing something and can't remember how to spell it but I found a way to solve this. I minimize what I am typing on and go to Microsoft word and type the word then do spell check and then go back to the page I was working on. It works for me.

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    when that happens to me I usually open word processing, type the word in & do a spell check. A lot of trouble, but it works. We do need spell check on this board

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    The only problem that I have is when I spell a perfectly good 'English" word (suitable for Australians) and the computer I am using has an "Americanised" dictionary and I end up with a page full of red, underlined words.My confidence is thus shattered and I spend the rest of the night checking in my Macquarie Dictionary that I have really spelt them correctly...lol!

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    I thought I was the only one...it is good to know there are others out there that are having the same problem.

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    You can use spellcheck. It's the last button in the row above when you use quick reply, if it is compatable with your system. Otherwise you are stuck with rephrasing, or doing the best you can. I keep a dictionary handy because I've always needed to check spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MdmSew'n'Sew View Post
    Not really, but then I've been an editor and proofreader several times over the years, taught ESL when I lived overseas, worked as a reporter, etc. My ex was in the Navy and when I got his first letter I sent it back with all his spelling and grammer corrected - he should have know then, right? I can be a noodge but have learned to not return letters with corrections anymore. I'm sure it will catch up with me at some time, but so far I haven't had that problem. Lots of other problems, but spelling and grammar are still intact. For today, anyway.
    I remember one of the kids bringing a note from her teacher. It was terrible as far as grammer and spelling. My dh corrected it and signed it as requested and returned it to the teacher. I don't think we heard back from her for quite a while.

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    I am suffering from this too -I was always an excellent speller - I could see the words spelled in my head - it was just easy - now - I find myself struggling with words - I am only 47 but since I don't work out of my home - I don't have to use it as much - I do read alot and always have - I think its one of those joys of getting older...

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    I, too, have many, many years of using words and have been an excellent speller. My problem is that I have a new keyboard which is so sensitive that if I even brush a key, it types it. I have no idea how many words I have misspelled in recent weeks. I am bothered, however, when someone misspells so many words in a message that I cannot figure out what the writer intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    do you use Firefox as your browser. it is a free download if you don't. it has spell check built in. that way, you can spell the word as close as possible. then when the browser underlines it in red, right click on the word and it will give you suggestions. i use it all of the time
    this happens and some times its the simplest words--love Firefox spell check.It also reminds me to capitalize.

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    I also have this problem. I am an avid reader but, even the reading doesn't seem to help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I am typing away on this board and want to use a specific word and can't spell it. I try and try but I can't remember. I use to be an excellent speller. Now, not so much. So, I have to restructure the sentence and put in a different word, something simple, to put my thoughts in the thread. Anyone else have this problem?
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    I used to do that to my husband when he was overseas. I even used a red pencil, sent him a dictionary, sent him a list of his spelling mistakes, but guess what he didn't care!!Ha Ha It wasn't until he was going up for promotion that he started checking his spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    do you use Firefox as your browser. it is a free download if you don't. it has spell check built in. that way, you can spell the word as close as possible. then when the browser underlines it in red, right click on the word and it will give you suggestions. i use it all of the time
    No, I don't have Firefox, but that is what I need!!! Thank you for the info.
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    I, too have been a reporter, taught English at the high school level, taught government and economics at the high school level, taught writing to classes and individuals, have been paid to write chapters in specialized books. I have a dictionary--a real, paper dictionary--and just yesterday used it to be sure of the definition of a word I wanted to use because it sounds so pretty. While I could spell it, I discovered that it didn't mean anything close to what I thought it did. Hooray for dictionaries and other such aids. I don't know anyone who does not occasionally need them. froggyintexas

    Quote Originally Posted by MdmSew'n'Sew View Post
    Not really, but then I've been an editor and proofreader several times over the years, taught ESL when I lived overseas, worked as a reporter, etc. My ex was in the Navy and when I got his first letter I sent it back with all his spelling and grammer corrected - he should have know then, right? I can be a noodge but have learned to not return letters with corrections anymore. I'm sure it will catch up with me at some time, but so far I haven't had that problem. Lots of other problems, but spelling and grammar are still intact. For today, anyway.

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    I just open my office Word, type the word in there because it has spell check. Sometimes that helps sometimes not. It is also suppose to do grammer check but I've found it isn't 100% right because it has at times made suggestions that didn't make sense.
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    I teach a Microsoft Word class where students learn how to type letters, reports, etc. and have a hard time convincing them that Spellcheck does not proofread for them.

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    ewe are write about Spell-Check!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I am typing away on this board and want to use a specific word and can't spell it. I try and try but I can't remember. I use to be an excellent speller. Now, not so much. So, I have to restructure the sentence and put in a different word, something simple, to put my thoughts in the thread. Anyone else have this problem?
    Yes, I do this, I thought I was the only one. After I spell a word wrong, no matter how many times I try I can never get it to look correct.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    I to have that problem. And sometimes my DWR (diminished word retrieval) hits at same time and I cannot think of a word to replace the oe I am having trouble spelling. I have found the older I get the DWR is around a lot!!

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