Spell Check

Ron Eggers

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Jul 6, 2001
If you're like me - meaning you invent words like 'tommorow' and 'ocassionally' - and you are greatly concerned about your on-line image, I have a toy for you.

The ironically-named Seiko American Heritage Dictionary Compact Edition is a pocket calculator-sized spellchecker, dictionary and definition search thingy. (It evens does simple 4-function calculations.) It is simple to use, without reading the instructions (important especially for the guys) and cost about $20.

I'm sorry to tell you I bought it at Wal-Mart, but perhaps you could get a friend or relative to pick one up for you when they're out slumming sometime.

I keep a pocket dictionary near each of my computers, but sometimes I can't get close enough to the correct spelling to even look the word up. This handles those situations with ease. It will also help you cheat at crossword puzzles.
I keep a "Bad Speller's Dictionary" near each computer.

You didn't think I actually knew this much did you? :eek:

Another option: There are a lot of freeware and shareware spellcheckers out there. I like to use an older version of Eudora for email that doesn't have a spellcheck function, so I spellcheck messages with a little freeware program (sorry can't remember the name--I'm at a different computer now). Any of the big download sites will have lots of choices--Windows and Mac.
Still another option. Merriam-Webster has a cool toolbar thing you can place under your address bar where it's handy and visible at all times. There are buttons for Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Word of the Day. If you're insecure about a spelling, type it in the space as you think it should be, and hit Enter. It'll spellcheck it or give you a bunch of options.

I found this thing through Google.