Do you still look up words in your dictionary or do you depend on spell checker

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  1. suzzycue profile image86
    suzzycueposted 11 years ago

    Do you still look up words in your dictionary or do you depend on spell checker to do the job?

    Have you ever typed a word and thought it doesn't look right only to look it up in your dictionary to find out you were correct?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image81
    dashingscorpioposted 11 years ago

    No. I use a combination of MS WORD and google :-)
    In addition I use google to look up business phone numbers as well. I can't tell you the last time I used a dictionary or yellow pages phone book!
    Frankly I'm surprised so many companies still pay to advertise in phone books.

  3. Niteriter profile image61
    Niteriterposted 11 years ago

    I am a seasoned codger who still uses a dictionary for protection against looking like a complete duffer. It's only weeks ago that I shelved my ragged paper-and-ink dictionary and thesaurus and took up use of the online versions.

    Besides, too many spellcheckers underline my Canadian-ized spellings and scare me into thinking I might be slipping into senility. It's probable that I'm slipping anyway, but I persist in fumbling through the online resources while muttering to myself that senility is a fabrication perpetrated by the young.

  4. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    I trust spell-checker when it comes to spotting typos on "standard" words with spellings that I already know (but typed wrong)  (It's not exactly "trust", is it...  smile ).  If I'm not sure how to spell something I go right to an online dictionary.  I guess I like the added assurance of seeing the definition and knowing the word-in-question is the one I have in mind.

  5. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    I always use the dictioonary,because my spelling is abysmal, also my dictionary is in English, not the, seemingly, endless list of other derivatives of the language.  I have often looked up a word that didn't look right but it torned out that I was right first time.

    1. MickS profile image60
      MickSposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ha, that is absurd, a question about spelling and I've screwed up twice, - double 'o' in 'dictionary', and an 'o', where the should have been a 'u', in 'turned'.

    2. suzzycue profile image86
      suzzycueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I do the same all the time. No worries.

  6. Goody5 profile image60
    Goody5posted 11 years ago

    I use both with the dictionary as a back up. Spell checker doesn't work on everything word yet, and probably never will.

  7. sherrituck profile image80
    sherrituckposted 11 years ago

    I admit to using spell check but I will consult a dictionary to make sure that I am using the word in a proper fashion.

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    I prefer the dictionary unless I am editing a long piece. I will use spell check in these cases. I have a beautiful leather-bound dictionary that was my father's which I often use, but sometimes I just search on-line. I use the dictionary more for correct usage in context , word origin, and pronunciation than I do for spelling.

  9. Sassy Mami profile image61
    Sassy Mamiposted 11 years ago

    I use spell check but if I want to use a word that is not often used but has the same meaning I use a dictionary....

    And yes I've type a word or even a sentence that doesn't seem right only to be correct once I checked. Its crazy and irritating at times.

    1. suzzycue profile image86
      suzzycueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Thanks for your input.


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