Is there a way to add words to the spell checker??? February 1, 2005 5:15 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone besides me find it ironic that our spell checker doesn't know the word "MeFi"? and... scary that the suggestion for the correct spelling is "Mafia"

Is there a way to add words to the spell checker???
posted by HuronBob to MetaFilter-Related at 5:15 PM (13 comments total)

It knows "redundant."
posted by scarabic at 5:48 PM on February 1, 2005


How are we scary, like a ghost? We're here to fuckin' scare you? What do you mean, scaryy? Scary how? What is so scary about us? What the FUCK is so scary about us? Tell me. Tell me what's scary.
posted by jonmc at 5:49 PM on February 1, 2005


The spelling checker is a third-party product, and not one that Matt has any control over.

If you run Firefox, I suggest installing Spellbound and doing your spell-checking locally.

If you have Safari or OmniWeb, hopefully you are already doing this.
posted by kindall at 6:09 PM on February 1, 2005


Apparently my thrid party spell checker does allow for word additions, but I couldn't figure out a way to limit that functionality to just me, so I never enabled it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:25 PM on February 1, 2005


Well, those thrid party spell checker can be pretty unreliable.
posted by marxchivist at 7:38 PM on February 1, 2005


HA!

That was a genuine LOL, Marxchivist.

Oh, and alright - "Hey jonmc - you're a funny guy".
posted by yhbc at 7:47 PM on February 1, 2005

.. scary that the suggestion for the correct spelling is "Mafia"
He knows too much. It's time for HuronBob to become a cornerstone in his community.
posted by substrate at 8:25 PM on February 1, 2005


No, I'm a scary guy.

pay attention, commish.
posted by jonmc at 8:45 PM on February 1, 2005


Just use the google search. The other one doesn't work at all.
posted by interrobang at 9:02 PM on February 1, 2005


you mean, like this?
posted by crunchland at 2:12 AM on February 2, 2005


Kindall, thanks for the tip on Spellbound..
posted by HuronBob at 4:59 AM on February 2, 2005


And while we're whining about trivial shit, why is there a link called "Current Archives" at the bottoms of the main pages? I mean, isn't that oxymoronic? If it's current, why archive it?
posted by Doohickie at 7:10 PM on February 2, 2005


Nice comment, doohickie... really contributed to the conversation..thanks... :)

It's been a long time since I've been able to tell a question from "whining about trivial shit"... I needed that!
posted by HuronBob at 11:02 AM on February 4, 2005


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