Every browser nowadays has a built-in spell-check … at least I think so. Mine does. I use Chrome from Google.
It underscores any misspelling and it’s all fine and dandy. I right-click on the underscored word and get suggestions. Excellent!
The problem … if there is a problem … in my case, is, that I make more typos than I mis-spell a word — I type fast. Lets say that I miss the letter U in COULD… that turns out COLD = no underscore because it’s a word.
Secondly, I write a lot of email in Swedish. There, every word gets underscored. There’s certainly a way to change language but who bothers to go in to the settings and do that just for the occasional email.
That’s a different part of the story … the emails in Swedish are getting fewer!
This Chrome browser has something called ‘extensions’. In Firefox it’s called ‘plug-ins’ and I think it’s called that in newer versions of Internet Explorer too.
Yesterday, as I was thinking about all this, it struck me how cool it would be if there were an extension like a thesaurus … where you clicked on a word and got suggestions for synonyms/antonyms. Take the word NICE, for example. It’s so overused and quite often I would like to say something different but I guess I’m just too ‘lazy’ to look it up … I just type away instead. Not nice 🙂 I searched the extensions but so far I haven’t found one. This is almost surprising because most of the times when you think of something, somebody else has already thought of it.
Webster’s has a useful thesaurus … it’s just a click away, and here’s what it says about NICE.
There are many things one could dream up with regards to this … imagine if it could correct grammatical mistakes too *LOL*. I know a person who consequently uses ‘were’ instead of ‘was’ … in all cases — that would be a good thing for this person, who is not aware of her mistake.
The picture is of Saint Luke’s Anglican Church … just a random picture I took yesterday. We had an appointment at the bank, and this church is next to the bank. The lady we were seeing introduced herself and told us she’d worked twenty three years for the bank. I found this very intriguing because she didn’t looked like she was a day over 25.
Before we came back home we took a little drive around … out to Millidgeville, and this guy was running across the ice. I’m not sure but I suspect it is a coyote.