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2003-03-14 11:50:07 AM
whatever works
 
2003-03-14 11:51:14 AM
I copied this thread into MS Word and ran the spell check. The resulting error message said something about "StarOffice"...
 
2003-03-14 11:51:16 AM
INCHOATE = formless; having yet to obtain definite form. e.g., the logic and syntax of most posts on fark.

I'm pretty sure I spelled that right.
 
2003-03-14 11:51:44 AM
Goatman does have a point. Webster is to blame for lots of easy-type conversions of words, like dropping u's from armour, colour, etc.

Not like I care, in Finnish you can make a single word out of "blue ball under green chair next to the purple door over there in the corner". Typo that and you have nine nails for your grandma.
 
2003-03-14 11:51:51 AM
oh, and technically this is the longest English word (although I doubt it comes up in converstation much):
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2003-03-14 11:53:48 AM
I've always wondered, throughout the hundreds of years of the English language in the UK. How much production has been lost typing all those extra U's (i.e. colour, favourite, etc.)
It has to be in the millions of dollars ( or pounds )
 
2003-03-14 11:55:06 AM
Dis iz mostly redickyoulus. Mostly.

/newt troll
 
2003-03-14 11:55:43 AM
LongElf said:
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Flockynockynihilipilification (the longest word in the English language)

The art of identifying something as being worthless.

Like spellcheckers.
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That's not quite true. The longest word listed in most English dictionaries is:

PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

It's some kind of disease, but generally is used to demonstrate a really long (and usually useless) word. :P

Also, Mandrake, while a search on google for the longest english word might turn that up, I think that is something the guy who made that just sort of made up off the top of his head. I've never seen that in a dictionary. ;)
 
2003-03-14 11:56:47 AM
Ensjoeski: ..or ponds
 
2003-03-14 12:02:15 PM
Crazed Spatula:

Jeez folks, what about "Supercalifragilisticexpialodocious"?!

And for longest name I must nominate Johan Gambolputy De Von Ausfern Splendon Schlitter Crasscrenbon Fried Digger Dingle Dangle Dongle Dungle Bernstein Von Knacker Thrasher Applebanger Horowitz Ticolensic Viamache Luber Handsfut Shonendanker Habsfleich Mittler Aucher Von Haupkauf of Ulm.

and his wife Sarah ... Gambolputy De Von Ausfern Splendon Schlitter Crasscrenbon Fried Digger Dingle Dangle Dongle Dungle Bernstein Von Knacker Thrasher Applebanger Horowitz Ticolensic Viamache Luber Handsfut Shonendanker Habsfleich Mittler Aucher Von Haupkauf of Ulm

/Have no idea how to spell that
 
2003-03-14 12:04:48 PM
Ensjoeski what about double l's (as in falling) what do we need them for ? Why use c in a word like place, shouldn't it be an s? and why plaice for a fish and place for a location ? What a waste of time and ink typing or writing all these unnecessary letters. Why do we need c and k for that sound, sometimes together in the same word?
Wow, spelling stuff right is not worth the effort, is it?
 
2003-03-14 12:05:49 PM
Wut a slo nuze dae. Oh wel, itz Frydae!
 
2003-03-14 12:06:07 PM
Hdhik, jocnmn lkf opsdou!!11
 
2003-03-14 12:11:56 PM
Where are the Friday Japan links?
 
2003-03-14 12:13:17 PM
Orion_Elder: it's a Tryptophan synthetase A protein. part of DNA, and possibly the most useless damn thing ever.
 
2003-03-14 12:22:11 PM
I use iespell, http://www.iespell.com/. Some farker recommended it to me in a thread a while back.

In spell checking this, I note, it flagged farker and iespell.
 
2003-03-14 12:26:42 PM
What I think we really need is a Pronunciation Checker. Bush would be a perfect candidate for the beta test.
 
2003-03-14 01:05:35 PM
give it up for Carnegie Mellon University!
 
2003-03-14 01:09:43 PM
inn sovit rusha, speling cheks u!
 
2003-03-14 02:47:54 PM
Me spelling chucker works grate. Need grandma chicken.
 
Ant
2003-03-14 03:38:38 PM
Spell check sucks! Even the execs around here have forgotten how to spell (if they ever knew in the first place, that is). The most annoying thing about spell check is that it doesn't care if you replace 'your' with 'you're', 'buy' with 'by' or 'to' with 'too'
 
2003-03-14 04:02:47 PM
As someone who spends a large part of the day proofreading, I do find it distracting to find poor spelling on sites like Fark. It does serve a useful purpose for sites like Fark, however, in that I know which users/posts to ignore by their spelling errors and poor grammar.
 
2003-03-14 04:27:41 PM
Hey, Nolimitbodnar,

Generally there are add-in language modules for your major word processors like MS Word or Corel WordPerfect. Or try even running the custom install. It might be an optional component that is already provided on your disc.
 
2003-03-14 04:40:30 PM
Mandrake I found some of that stuff in my Cheerio's this morning.
 
2003-03-14 06:25:08 PM
OK I know I post this in every spelling related thread but I'm just trying to save people from the wrath of the spell-check Nazis.

ieSpell - A Spell Checker for Internet Explorer Best one for IE.

APSC Spell checker For anything that can be copied to the clipboard.
(Good for use with browsers other than IE)

Both free, (no adware or spyware).

Spiritauthor I know you posted the ieSpell URL but this is a clickable link.
 
2003-03-14 06:30:51 PM
And speed-dial has made people bad at remembering phone numbers. And the damn printing press has made us all bad at reciting oral histories.
 
2003-03-14 11:23:56 PM
Moronicus_Maximus thanks of the great ieSpell link. I too often suffer from the "post then proof" syndrome.

Now I can post with perfect spelling while being totally illiterate when it comes to the grammar part.
 
2003-03-15 01:17:51 AM
My speling is fine, but i find that often i will randomly miss an unimportant, but jarring, word out sentences... true.

maybe its slow onset variant cjd tho.
 
2003-03-15 07:57:25 AM
MousePotato
Ensjoeski what about double l's (as in falling) what do we need them for ? Why use c in a word like place, shouldn't it be an s? and why plaice for a fish and place for a location ? What a waste of time and ink typing or writing all these unnecessary letters. Why do we need c and k for that sound, sometimes together in the same word?
Wow, spelling stuff right is not worth the effort, is it?

That's not really the same. Most of those are well accepted rules of the language, and without things like the double L in falling, the word would sound different. Aside from the accents, color is pronounced exactly the same as colour. Who's to say who's right and who's wrong. I'm not contending that I am, I'm just saying it is different.
 
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