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Windows 7: Why so spell checkers suck?

08 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Yes, but we use proper English. You lot use weird versions of it.
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08 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Yes, but we use proper English. You lot use weird versions of it.
This coming from the man from yorkshire....

Actually Kodi has a point, Most "built in" spell checkers are useless for the UK english speakers. Most programs just have an "American English" Spellchecker, not a "Proper English" spellchecker. I swear to god I want to shoot WLM every time it tells me I've spelt "colour" wrong, and insists that it should be "color"
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08 Jul 2010   #13

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Dictionaries and spell checkers are even now appearing for "Mobile phone Texte-ese". What chance for real lovers of proper language skills and decent communication when even people sitting next to each other in a bar are texting away.

I reckon in 10 years time verbal communication will probably be dead and all communication will be done by mobile phone.

The ear as a human organ will shrink to the size of just allowing one of those "white bud earphones" you see all over the place -- another indication that the younger generation will do ANYTHING to avoid actually speaking directly to another human being.

I often see family groups in a restaurant not actually talking to each other but all of them texting away on their wretched mobile phones ---- surely a restaurant is one place these devices should be SWITCHED OFF in.

Howver if you are an engineer the old magic formula f = 2 pi omega l*c where f is approx 2.2 Ghz, l = inductance and c the capacitance will block out most mobile phone signals for around 50 metres if you can make your white noise generator push out about 1 mw at 2.2 or 2.4 GHZ .

Typical mobile phone signals are in Microwatts so a 1 mw signal will drown out any mobile phone signal in the area you are using your white noise generator from.

Often I take the Eurostar on a Friday from Paris to London and after a busy week the last thing I'm sure most passengers need are overstressed Americans yabbering business all the way from Paris to London at the top of thir voices with TOTAL disregard for the other passengers of their carriage.

I'm not anti the use modern communication devices but these should be used properly respecting the other PAYING PASSENGERS rights to peace and quiet.

If I have to use mine I go and use it in the corridor or in the bar car -- not screeching at the table where my fellow passengers would have to put up with it.

Perhaps respect for other people is lacking these days -- not deliberately I'm sure -- but "The Ipod generation" seems to have cut itself of from the rest of the planet totally immersing themselves into their music and ignoring everything around them - even spreading to a lot of workplaces too now unfortunately.


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08 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

As far as I know in Japan it is Illegal to use a mobile phone on a Train and Bus, saw it recently on TV, god I wish as a Bus Driver I didn't have to listen to the retarded drivel some people talk about Sorry it went off topic.

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09 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yorkshire Dialect
On the theme of coming home after a few pints of 'Ramsdens Stonetrough'

A 'Tyke' struggling home at night, obviously after having had a reet kneckful,
sees a man from the water board with a big 'T' handle,
in the middle of the road opening a valve at the bottom of a manhole.
He walks up behind him and gives him an almighty clout.
"What's that fer" says the waterman...
"Thats fer tunin' all t'streets roun' when I'm tryin' ter find mi way home"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yorkshire Dialect
Mate in Canal

Auld fella walking alongside canal and sees a nine-year old lad fair crying his eyes out.
"Wot's tha cryin' fer, young un?"
Through sniffles and bawling, little lad manages to say "A've loss me mate. Me mate fell in t'canal" and point about tree feet in front of him.
"By 'eck" says fella and without further ado, strips off his jacket and shoes then jumps into the canal. After few minutes he splashed to side and says, "'Ow old was tha mate?"
By this time, lad had stopped howling and watched the auld fella fair dumbstruck. "Wot's that mean, 'ow old?"
"Thy mate" said fella, "'ow old were 'e? Wor 'e a big lad?"
Little lad scowled at the old man, "Nah! Tha daft bat. Not me mate - me mate outa me saniches".
More here: Humour
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09 Jul 2010   #16

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

I don't know if this was intentional , to illustrate the point of the OP , or not, but I couldn't help but notice this.....
Why so spell checkers suck?-capture.jpgWhy so spell checkers suck?-capture1.jpg

Seems like "do" would be a better fit than "so", wouldn't it?

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09 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I don't know if this was intentional , to illustrate the point of the OP , or not, but I couldn't help but notice this.....
Attachment 84150Attachment 84151

Seems like "do" would be a better fit than "so", wouldn't it?
Oops, my typing skills need improvement as well as my attention to proof reading. LOL.
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09 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Theur can allus use dis translation si' 'ere: t' Oup Norf Translator!
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09 Jul 2010   #19


I fink dis iz more dig da type hof translata we need. - - Da Ali G Translator!
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09 Jul 2010   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Ok = okay.
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