Is there any way to customize the spell-check a little? July 16, 2002 11:44 PM   Subscribe

This is really more of a nit, but a nit is a little tiny bug, I guess .... Is there any way to customize the spell-check a little? I'm getting really tired of seeing Mafia every time I spellcheck MeFi.
posted by anastasiav to Bugs at 11:44 PM (22 comments total)

Hey, you ain't seein' nuthin'... now get outta here!
posted by geoff. at 11:59 PM on July 16, 2002

What's even more scary is that you see parishioner when you spell-check stavrosthewonderchicken
posted by dg at 12:12 AM on July 17, 2002


henceforth I shall be known as greaseproof !
posted by Frasermoo at 12:33 AM on July 17, 2002

the second option for miguelcardoso is inculcator

methinks this spell-checker is some kind of oracle.
posted by vacapinta at 12:35 AM on July 17, 2002

The bug thread has disappeared for me, but the spell checker hangs in XP home, IE 6.0.
posted by scottymac at 1:20 AM on July 17, 2002

Should have said, works fine in Opera, 6.02.
posted by scottymac at 1:21 AM on July 17, 2002

methodize, nationalize

darting, charting, dating, hating, heartburn, farting

blueprint, blustering, bluer, blurring, quatrain

frogman, juryman, aroma, alderman, groan, Trojan, jargon

prosperous, angiospermous, aristocrats, partisan, peripherals, periphrasis

(for the hell of it) dubya: Dubai, dub, dumb, dumbly, Durban, daub, drub, Cuba, duty, unbar

Jesus, this is fun! Oracle indeed. . .
posted by crasspastor at 2:57 AM on July 17, 2002

*sigh* ColdChef=cliche
posted by ColdChef at 6:37 AM on July 17, 2002

I think you've invented a MetaGame crasspastor!
crassest, crispest,cassius,castrator,crass,crosspatch
posted by Tarrama at 6:51 AM on July 17, 2002

Yay! I even got to learn two new words.
Malthusian, aphelion, mulligan, mapping, mashing, aphasia (now that IS odd, since is my url)
posted by malphigian at 7:24 AM on July 17, 2002

mlang = retard?

looks like somebody already did a bit of customization.

p.s. coldchef: that is hilarious.
posted by mlang at 8:04 AM on July 17, 2002

Iain Banks' Complicity has a character who delights with his interminable "Hey! Guess what the spellchecker says about ____?"

Good times. Good times.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:49 AM on July 17, 2002

i spotted this 2nd day of the new spell checker. even mentioned it in MeTa. maybe i should become a posting fool as well as the garden variety commenting kind.
posted by clavdivs at 8:54 AM on July 17, 2002

me3dia= me3dia, Medina, mediad, medial, median, mediacy... not all that interesting. Oh well.
posted by me3dia at 9:22 AM on July 17, 2002

clavdivs=cloddish, caddish, and...ladies?

That's hardly fair.
posted by ColdChef at 9:25 AM on July 17, 2002

marquis = marquis

oh well.
posted by Marquis at 9:30 AM on July 17, 2002

For some reason, it didn't occur to me that Kafkaesque is a real word.
posted by ColdChef at 9:32 AM on July 17, 2002

odiv = diva?

*scrolls down*

Odin... that's better, not like I couldn't see it coming. I'm just surprised it's on the bottom.
posted by ODiV at 11:16 AM on July 17, 2002

insomnyuk- ignominy, kinswoman, kinswomen, insomnia, Winston, kinsman, kinsmen, winsomely, insomniac, simony, Kingston, bison, linesman.

I shall henceforth refer to myself as 'winsome Winston, kinsman of Kingston'

crasspastor- crassest, crispest, cassias, castrator, crass, crosspatch, raspiest, castigator, croissant

That's too good...
posted by insomnyuk at 11:49 AM on July 17, 2002

I like "hubcap" or "hibachi"; I'm not too sure about either "hebe" or "hobo", though.
posted by yhbc at 12:05 PM on July 17, 2002

Apparently monju_bosatsu translates roughly as bloated monk. Hmmm... Not entirely inappropriate. It's either that or bobcat menu.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:20 PM on July 17, 2002


So I am. Finally.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:36 PM on July 17, 2002

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