Update Spell Check November 26, 2004 4:18 PM   Subscribe

Would it be possible to have the spell checker updated to accept some common words used here? Mefi and Metafilter (and all other variants thereof) get constantly tagged as misspellings, as do commonly used words like "snarky".

No big deal if it can't be done, but if it could it would be quite appreciated.
posted by Bugbread to Feature Requests at 4:18 PM (10 comments total)

it would be really nice, but i guess there are other priorities. I don't think it's hard to do.
posted by amberglow at 5:46 PM on November 26, 2004

mefiosos is the only way to spell mefites.
posted by dabitch at 6:19 PM on November 26, 2004

Mama mia! Those-ah mefiosas have-ah spilled linguini all over Guiseppe's checkered table cloth!

If this is to be a dictionary wish list thread *crosses fingers* then here's my additions:

All variants of the F word and the S word
WaPo, NYT, and other common abbreviations

(But, yeah, no rush... only if it's easy)
posted by squirrel at 7:07 PM on November 26, 2004

'Blog' is a good start.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 8:58 PM on November 26, 2004

Don't forget shitmittens. Or these.
posted by Planter at 11:21 AM on November 27, 2004

bugbread if your running firefox nab the extension spellbound. It'll let you spell check comment fields in your preferred language (USA, Canada, UK, German, Chinese etc). Its great I no longer get corrected for spelling 'labour' incorrectly and has the benefit of being able to add your own words etc.

Now if only someone would help me with my grammar ...
posted by squeak at 11:59 AM on November 27, 2004

Squeak: Thanks.
posted by Bugbread at 7:56 PM on November 27, 2004

Why the ducking shift isn't detailer in the goddamn dictionary already? COUNTS!
posted by scarabic at 10:35 PM on November 28, 2004 [1 favorite]

Squeak: Thanks.

posted by rooftop secrets at 11:13 PM on November 28, 2004

neat trick squeak, thanks!
posted by dabitch at 3:30 PM on November 29, 2004

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