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Adding New Words to Our Spell Checker

  1. 4FoodSafety profile image76
    4FoodSafetyposted 4 years ago

    Our vocabulary is our foundation for communication. Whether we are speaking or writing. When I was a member of Toastmasters, they always had a word of the day.

    When I write I am often dismayed at the lack of words found in our spell checker.

    Has there been and I apologize if this is an old topic, I tried hunting and wasn't able to find anything which astounds me - must be my searching skills. If it is an old topic, can we revive it and see what we can do to expand the number of words in our spell checker? Also the intro section doesn't appear to have spell checker as an option for the Hubber.

    1. Simone Smith profile image94
      Simone Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I don't know if anyone has brought this up in a while, so I'll see where we draw our database of words from in tomorrow's community meeting and see if we might be able to keep it more up to date!

      Thanks for bringing this up. big_smile

  2. janshares profile image98
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Hi 4FoodSafety. This forum post makes me laugh at myself because I still check my spelling the old-fashioned way: I keep two dictionaries and a thesaurus beside my pc at all times. I don't use spell checker. I think I clicked it once to check a word in my last hub out of curiosity. I just love looking words up by hand, even if takes more time.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Pasting the suspect word into google search works for me every time.

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't trust the spellcheck as it suggests the wrong word most of the time.

    2. Faith A Mullen profile image86
      Faith A Mullenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I use the google search technique a lot too. That or I'll paste the word in question into a Word doc and run a definition lookup if necessary.

      1. Horatio Plot profile image84
        Horatio Plotposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, I use the Para method as well. These days you get a handy little definition too.
        God bless Google.
        My, did I just say that?

  4. Simone Smith profile image94
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Hey 4FoodSafety!

    We discussed this in yesterday's community meeting and it looks like our database is pretty up to date, but if you're not happy with it, we recommend using the spell check provided by your browser (if you're looking at errors that automatically show up, that actually *is* your browser's spell check feature0 or in a word processing document that you are more happy with (I know many Hubbers who prefer to compose their Hubs in separate word documents before publishing as they are more comfortable writing in those dedicated formats).

    I hope that helps! big_smile

  5. 4FoodSafety profile image76
    4FoodSafetyposted 4 years ago

    Thank you all very much!