I just got a comment, and it wass a lady on one of my Hubs, and she said I should use a spell check, Hell I dont even have one so how can I use somthing that I don't have. She looked a nice old lady, but tell the truth I am a bit miffed. I only went to skool til I was 15, I got duft up then and have spent the rest of my life looking after kids.
Hi I read it and I thought that what they were trying to say was, that you could use it. I never do. So I am a bad example.
I wouldn't worry, you haven't written much and what you have written has got u a score in the late 60's.
So not too bad.
I' have fanned you.
There's a spell checker built into the text capsules on HubPages. It's the little button that says "abc" on it. Any words that are misspelled will be underlined in red after you hit that button and then when you click on the misspelling, the Hub will show you some correctly spelled words to choose from.
Is it meant to make little red lines under the words, with a zig zag. what do I do then?
Ah, great. I knew Relache would know the answer!
Claudette, she's saying that if you see a word like you just described, and then you click on it, some words will pop up that the computer THINKS you might have meant to use...and you can pick the one that's right.
Claudette, I'm pretty sure there is a spell check function available that you can use right here in HubPages without having to have one of your own. I never use it because most of the time when I spell something incorrectly it's intentional.
As to "how would I feel" if someone said I was a bad speller, I would personally have to scratch my head--simply because I'm a former spelling champion and I'd be quite confused by the comment.
But since we're really looking at your situation, I wouldn't worry about it. I looked at your hubs and was impressed by your statement that you didn't even crave a drink during the time that you were writing. To me, that would seem far more important than worrying about what someone thought of your spelling. There's really no need to be miffed, though. In all likelihood, the lady who left the comment was only trying to help.
If I figure out where the spell check function can be found while writing hubs, I'll let you know. In the meantime, maybe someone else will stop by with the answer. Spell check could be a really good help for you--it would get you perfectly spelled articles and no one would ever again be able to even guess that you only went to school till you were fifteen.
All the words that have that line underneath, need fixing, when they are correct, the line will go.
I was the Scholarship winner for English Literature, to go to Uni abroad, I really don't worry that much, but it is good to be able to spell Ghost has it right they are only trying to help.
I wouldn't say anything about anyone's spelling; but I've seen Hubs with a lot of poor spelling and thought how it was too bad the writer didn't use spell-check, because their material was otherwise good. I think sometimes some people may suggest using the spell-checker because they're trying to be helpful. Then there are people who aren't trying to be helpful and are instead just trying to insult the writer. Them - ignore. If they can't attack someone's spelling they'll just look for something else to insult.
You have gotta be joking!!
There has been a great deal of discussion here about the quality and content of some of the works here!
The responsibilty falls on the writer to ensure that their work is not substandard! This isn't PlaySchool!
What's leaving school @ 15 and getting pregnant got to do with not being able to spell? The common denominators with your problem are: You and the choices You Make!
In the same respect: You Choose if you learn to spell, use a spell-checker or swan around in leopardskin tights!!!
If you write substandard work..... it will be flagged.
If you want to learn to write... take constructive critism on board and learn from it without bleating!
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