Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Are you any good at spelling?

or do you use the spell check on here

77 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I suck at spelling so I use spell check

  • Lucia
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I'm a translator and proofreader but I don't correct people on the net unless asked to because people that are not linguistically minded just don't care, it's a waste of time, and it just gets on their nerves. That said, poor grammar, spelling, and punctuation is disturbingly prevalent throughout the net, other people see it, and, knowing no better, copy it; and so the vicious circle goes on until poor English is the norm (if it's not already). I would have to quit my job to correct all the mistakes I see in a day's browsing: this page is full of mistakes (not including the intentional ones), as many from the preachers of good grammar as from the defenders of illiteracy; the lack or overuse of the apostrophe being the worst (Two Weeks' Notice or Two Weeks Notice? Yes, even Warner Bros get it wrong, so what hope for the rest of us?). And what can we do when even respected websites like the BBC are rife with mistakes? By the way, the spell check is useful but not perfect. I almost put "quite my job" because my fingers are always racing ahead typing common words before my brain reaches them to tell them what they should actually be typing. The spell check wouldn't have picked that up. It probably wouldn't pick up all poor punctuation either, e.g. the difference between it's and its. This site is actually not that bad compared to many forums I've seen, so perhaps some tolerance should be exercised.

  • 1 decade ago

    I never use spell check! I'm extremely good at spelling. Although I notice that a lot of words I use get underlined, as if I have misspelt them, but I think it's because I'm from the UK and there is a difference between how the US and UK spell some words, e.g. program vs. programme. Yup, programme was underlined there so I'd assume that the spellcheck on here operates with American English in mind.

  • 1 decade ago

    I am a good speller. The only time I would use the spell-check is when I am sending out a big email to executive management at work and just want to make sure I have everything correct so I don't look like an idiot!!

    Oh and also now as I am blowing my own horn! ha!

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  • Kat*
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I'm very good at spelling. I don't use the spell check cause my computer automatically spell checks everything. But even if it didn't, I'd use it anyway just to make sure.

  • 1 decade ago

    No lol, i am good at spelling but i dont really spend that much time worrying about spelling on the computer. Cuz people understand it anyway lol.

    P.S: i do not use spell check !

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd like to think that I'm good at spelling, I rarely use spell check.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Never had to use the spell check.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm okay with spelling. But I'm glad the spell check is there. Got a dictionary too.

  • SusanS
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I am pretty good at spelling. I have known this spell check to be wrong. LOL

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