Wednesday, April 4, 2007

My Ongoing Feud With Spell Check

Flavour... Favour... Savour... Neighbour... Saviour... Colour... Odour...

Theatre... Fibre... Centre... Cheque...

I've always spelled these words this way.

(For the record, I say "Schedule" with a soft "sh" too, (SHedule) as oposed to  "sKedule", but I digress.)

It irritates me a little that Spell Check is so American that every time I'm typing, these words get underlined in red. 

It's a little condescending.


I wonder if my spelling preferences have anything to do with the fact that I was raised in British Columbia...


  1. I understand your pain Lauralea. Next time a word you know is correct comes up underlined in your browser try a right-click on it and hopefully "Add to Dictionary" will be there. Select it and you'll never be bothered by that word again.

    As for your mispronunciation of "skejewel"... I don't know if I'm the one to help. :)

  2. Actually, if you go into your settings, you can change the setting from American English to Canadian English and then it will count those words as spelled correctly. (Who knows? If computers could talk it maybe even could pronounce them correctly.)