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Free Spell Check Software
http://www.quinion.com/mqa/spell.htm ^ | Nov. 9 2001 | me

Posted on 11/09/2001 3:25:51 PM PST by Senator Pardek

For those of you who are not as fortunate as myself to be blessed with a classical education, I present to you Spell Checker for Edit Boxes.

I feel that some folks with a great deal of insight/wisdom are reluctant to post because they may possess a "less than stellar" spelling talent.

Just as tall people (such as myself) are unfairly viewed positively by society, so are people who don't spell every word correctly.

Proper spelling is to intelligence as typing 100 WPM is to playing a Chopin etude - very little correlation.

(There's not a Mac version, but if you know Mac users like I do - they'll claim it's impossible to make a spelling error on a Mac or sumpin'.)

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1 posted on 11/09/2001 3:25:51 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek; Nita Nupress
Just as tall people (such as myself)

Yea, but are you a BLOND.

2 posted on 11/09/2001 3:30:30 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: Senator Pardek
Has this software been approoved by the FR Spell Checker Police?
3 posted on 11/09/2001 3:33:34 PM PST by McGruff
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To: razorback-bert
Well, I feel tall. I teach second grade, and I've only had 4 students in my career who could look me in the eye.
4 posted on 11/09/2001 3:34:29 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
Thank you!
5 posted on 11/09/2001 3:35:38 PM PST by PatriotGames
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To: Senator Pardek
(There's not a Mac version, but if you know Mac users like I do - they'll claim it's impossible to make a spelling error on a Mac or sumpin'.)

Not this Mac person..that makes frequent error..and just keeps going..perhaps they will come out with a Mac version

6 posted on 11/09/2001 3:37:39 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Senator Pardek
Just cut and paste into MS Word for cryin' out loud
7 posted on 11/09/2001 3:38:33 PM PST by Egg
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To: Senator Pardek
Thnaks.
8 posted on 11/09/2001 3:44:08 PM PST by WOOHOO
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To: Senator Pardek
I apppreciaate itt
9 posted on 11/09/2001 3:44:51 PM PST by JIM O
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To: Senator Pardek
If I may translate:

For those o' ya who iz not as fortunate as myself ta be blessed wiff uh classical education, I present ta ya Spell Checker fo' Edit Boxes.

I feel dat some folks wiff uh great deal o' insight/wisdom iz reluctant ta post cuz dey may possess uh "less than stellar" spelling talent.

Just as tall peeps (such as myself) iz unfairly viewed positively by society, so iz peeps who don' spell every werd correctly.

Proper spelling iz ta intelligence as typing 100 WPM iz ta playing uh Chopin etude - very little correlation.

(There'snot uh Mac version, but if ya know Mac users like I do - they'll claim it'simpossible ta make uh spelling error on uh Mac or sumpin'.)

just like mammy.

10 posted on 11/09/2001 3:47:23 PM PST by WOOHOO
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To: Senator Pardek
Thenx!

Huktawn Fawniks Werkt Formy!

11 posted on 11/09/2001 3:47:48 PM PST by Petronski
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To: Senator Pardek
for later
12 posted on 11/09/2001 3:50:35 PM PST by 74dodgedart
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To: Senator Pardek
Good Job.

Now, can you point us in the direction of an Intelligent Content Checker? With every word properly spelled, every bit of punctuation properly placed and paragraphs properly formatted, 90% of the stuff on FR is STILL pure DRECK.

You can start by having it automatically reject Vanities if the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Level is at Eighth Grade or below.

13 posted on 11/09/2001 3:51:55 PM PST by Illbay
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To: razorback-bert; Senator Pardek
I downloaded this a year or two ago at Pardek's suggestion and never could get it to work. Maybe I shouldn't admit that, considering the circumstances.
14 posted on 11/09/2001 3:59:34 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Egg
You can do that, but this piece of software is tailor-made for FR. You don't need to open any bloatware like Word (it lurks in the backround at all times), and it will check with a couple of keystrokes (which the user assigns) right in the FR reply box.
15 posted on 11/09/2001 3:59:41 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
I feel that some folks with a great deal of insight/wisdom are reluctant to post

Oh man, you pegged me!

But seriously, this looks like a cool tool, something I have wanted many times before. May give it a try.

16 posted on 11/09/2001 4:02:57 PM PST by Flyer
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To: Senator Pardek
I agree with you on the (partial) lack of correlation between spelling and intellegence and/or knowlwdge. What offends me is that blatant and repeated spelling errors show a lack of respect for the reader. I hope I didn't mis-spell anything here! : )
17 posted on 11/09/2001 4:04:00 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
bump FYI
18 posted on 11/09/2001 4:04:30 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: Senator Pardek
ispell -a
19 posted on 11/09/2001 4:08:05 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: Senator Pardek
Nice find. I will endeavor to give it a try.

One could always use dictionary.com for the tuff ones.

20 posted on 11/09/2001 4:15:12 PM PST by X-USAF
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To: Cagey
Ahem.
21 posted on 11/09/2001 4:18:33 PM PST by riley1992
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To: Senator Pardek
Just as tall people (such as myself) are unfairly viewed positively by society, so are people who don't spell every word correctly.

Huh!! I was not aware that "people who don't spell every word correctly" are "unfairly viewed positively by society", but if so, it sure explains much!!!

22 posted on 11/09/2001 4:22:41 PM PST by Eala
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To: Senator Pardek; riley1992
Eye Halve a Spelling Chequer

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

23 posted on 11/09/2001 4:24:40 PM PST by Cagey
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To: Senator Pardek
Yes this is an esential program for all the home skoolers on FR.
24 posted on 11/09/2001 4:28:49 PM PST by idealog
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To: Cagey
Very good! See? You're improving already.
25 posted on 11/09/2001 4:29:23 PM PST by riley1992
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To: idealog
Man, you're whistling past the graveyard with that comment...

How about picking on "outkum baced edukasion" instead.

26 posted on 11/09/2001 4:36:47 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Senator Pardek
I'll get a copy.

It's for a friend......

27 posted on 11/09/2001 4:37:11 PM PST by El Sordo
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To: Senator Pardek
Carpe Remotum Controllum

I keepinz der remoten controllen unzer cushion.

P.S. you spelt "sumptin" wrong.

28 posted on 11/09/2001 4:39:45 PM PST by woofer
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To: Senator Pardek
Thanks Pard...I could use a Spel Czech
29 posted on 11/09/2001 4:44:47 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Cagey
Funny! Who's the author?
30 posted on 11/09/2001 4:58:28 PM PST by Egg
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To: woofer
Smart people automatically spell everything correctly. And they type well because their brains connect with every other cognitive and sensory perception. They have fully internalized language at a very very young age and often do not remember actually having to learn to read and write. It's not a matter of much thought for them, us, the classically educated dwelling on the short end of the curve. The reality is that some things just cannot be learned. Use the device but realize that it does put you in the intellectually disadvantaged realm. That's just the way it is. We tolerate your spelling mistakes because we actually do not notice them, having already processed and corrected the error for you. We also do this in conversation, and though it does get a bit annoying, finishing your sentences for you, what else can we do if you forget the English word for house or car or sandwich and resort to the vernacular use of the phrase, "youknowthatthing?"? It's the errors of logic and thought processes which tempt one to throw laptop out of window(but not quite). Ginko Biloba, alright? Deutsche Blumen leiben sie auch!
31 posted on 11/09/2001 5:01:12 PM PST by Germanflower
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To: Egg
Sauce Unknown
32 posted on 11/09/2001 5:01:37 PM PST by Cagey
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To: Illbay
You can start by having it automatically reject Vanities if the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Level is at Eighth Grade or below.

Or, for that matter, if the poster fails the Voight-Kampff test.

33 posted on 11/09/2001 5:25:50 PM PST by Erasmus
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To: Erasmus
Well, it took hundreds of posts from you--ten times a many as usual--but now it's clear: You're a Replicant.
34 posted on 11/09/2001 5:31:51 PM PST by Illbay
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To: Senator Pardek
Cool! I'm tirred of cutting and pasting to Word.
35 posted on 11/09/2001 5:32:41 PM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: Senator Pardek
Hey, it doen't work.
36 posted on 11/09/2001 5:33:33 PM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: Senator Pardek
I don't give a darn about your height. Play me "Winter Wind" and then we'll decide if you're worthy. :)
37 posted on 11/09/2001 5:44:20 PM PST by jammer
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To: jammer
See post #4 - my "height" comment was a joke. I ain't no giant, dropped out of the 10th grade, and I cannot spell worth a lick.
39 posted on 11/09/2001 6:09:56 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
for people like me that don't know how to spell yacht, LOL
40 posted on 11/09/2001 10:01:50 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Senator Pardek
I thought my "winter wind" comment was a joke also. I knew YOU were joking. Guess mine wasn't funny, huh?
41 posted on 11/10/2001 3:38:49 AM PST by jammer
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To: Senator Pardek
BTW, I don't recall your spelling, but I do recall that you make some formidable arguments on here--even when I disagree. Your years spent in public education do not reflect your education at all.
42 posted on 11/10/2001 3:41:56 AM PST by jammer
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To: Senator Pardek
Dear Good Senator....Thanks, but we WebTV users can't download doodley squat! We do have a spell Check feature with our e-mails, and spelling has NEVER been one of my best subjects. I would love to see FR incorporate a spell check system in the Post Reply section...maybe then I could use a few words that have more than three syllables without going to the Dictionary...Thank you, sw
43 posted on 11/10/2001 3:53:06 AM PST by spectre
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To: Senator Pardek
I downloaded it. Now what?
44 posted on 12/21/2001 5:11:05 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Install and set up hotkeys to check in your reply boxes.
45 posted on 12/21/2001 5:33:31 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
Why not just use an on-line dictionary?

Check out http://www.m-w.com/

I have it at the top of my Netscape browser in the "Personal Toolbar" folder so it is handy to access.
 

46 posted on 12/21/2001 5:40:24 PM PST by aaaDOC
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To: Senator Pardek
Hump, good idea.
47 posted on 12/21/2001 5:45:18 PM PST by PRND21
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To: Senator Pardek; John Robinson
Those in need of a Mac version of a spell checker which has a "floater" on the screen at all times and in all applications and which is FREE, will have to trust me (for a one time email) with their email address. Try SpellTools once and you'll just smile when PC users talk about spell checking problems. I especially like the feature that removes the "<" from emails. There are other tools, too!

As soon as I can get moved from @home to Charter Pipeline, I will provide a download on my website and on my FreeRepublic profile page. Meantime, I will have to send it as an attachment to an email. The company (Newertech) that originally published it and offered a free download is no more. The website was http://www.newertech.com but I notice that it is no longer on the web.
48 posted on 12/21/2001 5:47:07 PM PST by 1John
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To: Senator Pardek
Why does that bother so many people when things aren't spelled right ,you think it was the end of the world or something
49 posted on 12/21/2001 5:53:23 PM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: 1John; John Robinson
Forget what I just said and just go HERE to download that free Mac SpellChecker.
50 posted on 12/21/2001 6:57:44 PM PST by 1John
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