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Worst spelelers

by jacques (Priest)
on Oct 02, 2003 at 14:45 UTC ( #295929=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Someone should create a script that looks for misspelled words. Better yet, I would be interested in knowing how many times PERL appears here or which other words are commonly misspelled, like monastery. I think the results would be interesting (and amusing). . . We could then vote on the funniest misspelling.

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Re: Worst spelelers
by Not_a_Number (Prior) on Oct 02, 2003 at 14:51 UTC

    From jacques' home node:

    When in love I solicite a look.

    I vote for 'solicite' ;-)

    dave

      I vote for 'solicite' ;-)
      Err... actually that'd be "solicit", no?
      Very funny.
Re: Worst spelelers
by barrd (Canon) on Oct 02, 2003 at 15:12 UTC
    Hi jacques,
    My worst two offenders are teh => the, taht => that, in fact so bad that I have installed a programme that checks the keyboard input and automagically changes them (and many others) for me when 99.99% of the time I misspell them. It would seem I have 'learnt' to misspell them in the same way that you teach your fingers chord shapes on a guitar...

    Whilst an interesting and potentially good idea I don't believe the extra strain it would put on the site would warrant such a feature. And anyway sometimes it's fun to see the typo's that people make, we're only human after all...?

      My worst two offenders are teh => the, taht => that, in fact so bad that I have installed a programme that checks the keyboard input and automagically changes them (and many others) for me when 99.99% of the time I misspell them.

      Side note: in case you use the best editor ever, just add these two lines to your ~/.vimrc:

      abbr teh the abbr taht that
      I think it would be nice to give yourself a little traning for those specific words that you don't spell right all the time. ie.. correct the mistake that you had learnt long time back, especially when your list is small.? The advantage is that when you have to work in the environment, when your spell checker is not available, you should be ok.

      Another advantage is that we can extend to the spoken version ie.. miss-intended words/phrases can be corrected :-)

      {artist}

Re: Worst spelelers
by katgirl (Hermit) on Oct 03, 2003 at 10:57 UTC
    Bad spelling can be lethal. For example, the greedy Seriph of Al-Yabi was cursed by a badly-educated deity and for some days everything he touched turned to Glod, which happened to be the name of a small dwarf from a mountain community hundreds of miles away who found himself magically dragged to the kingdom and relentlessly duplicated. Some two thousand Glods later the spell wore off. These days, the people of Al-Yabi are renowned for being remarkably short and bad-tempered.

    Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

Re: Worst spelelers
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 02, 2003 at 15:07 UTC

    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

    Matthew, 7, 3

      I was quoting someone. Those were not my own written words. Anyway, my home node has been updated . . .It needed a change.
Re: Worst spelelers
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Oct 05, 2003 at 21:31 UTC
    Someone should create a script that looks for misspelled words.
    Someone? Are you a freeloader? Your post would have been a lot more interested if it had started with I created a script that looks for misspelled words. Suggestions that someone creates a program to satisfy your need for useless statistics isn't interested at all.

    Abigail

      Old chagrin!
        Look at yourself!
Re: Worst spelelers
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Oct 03, 2003 at 14:21 UTC

    Hey! You try typing with paws! :-)


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter at Berghold dot Net
       Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.
Re: Worst spelelers
by delirium (Chaplain) on Oct 02, 2003 at 19:11 UTC
    Someone should ...

    Well, jacques? Get crackin'!

Re: Worst spelelers
by Yendor (Pilgrim) on Oct 03, 2003 at 12:43 UTC
    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, olny taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pcleas. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by ilstef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

    - Yendor
    IWeThey
    HOPE Ride

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