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(SFGate)   Kansas City spelling bee finally ends. There are no words   (sfgate.com) divider line 55
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2014-03-09 11:38:34 AM  

UsikFark: What exactly would a math checker entail? Unless you mean a calculator, which is included on most computer systems, I'm drawing a blank on good examples that would be useful.


Political blogs?
 
2014-03-09 02:47:46 PM  

the_cnidarian: UsikFark: impaler: katerbug72: This story interests my inner grade school self as I used to be a spelling whiz, winning the class bees only to choke in the school-wide bee as I can't deal with being in front of a crowd. As I've gotten older, I've slipped a bit. Thank goodness for spell check.

Like most computer engineers, I detest you spellers.

We got our revenge by making spell checking ubiquitous on computer systems, without ever a hint of having math correction, despite the fact that that's what computers are good at.

You're welcome.

/spell check fixed 3 errors in this post.

What exactly would a math checker entail? Unless you mean a calculator, which is included on most computer systems, I'm drawing a blank on good examples that would be useful.

Maybe colorful parentheses, and auto fill text with intended formula suggestions?

/I Excel at that stuff
//not really


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Already have those!
 
2014-03-09 05:47:12 PM  

August11: In third grade we had a spelling contest. I was given the word "doesn't." I blew it. But I've always thought that giving a kid a contraction was a bit malicious.


So is being given two words that sound like one. One of my spelling tests in third grade had "a lot" on it. At the time, of course, I didn't understand why (I doubt others in the class did either) until the teacher explained it, and I don't think I ever even saw anyone stupidly writing "alot" until I got an internet connection as a teenager.
 
2014-03-09 06:22:45 PM  

interstellar_tedium: And here I can't live without spellcheck


The girl will turn into a weirdo and he's not getting laid before his thirtieth year on this planet. There's a price to be paid.

As a side note, when did the KC spelling bee turn into a big deal? I grew up there and we did a spelling bee exactly once.
 
2014-03-09 06:28:03 PM  

Delta1212: Amateurs. I always got spelling As


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