Tuesday, September 2

Misspellings

Although the quality of the content on these pages seems to be consistently poor, there had been a noticeable (by at least by one friend, although since they're a writer they probably don't count) decline in the quality of writing, the unforgivable level of spelling mistakes in particular.

Well the good news is that no, I'm not getting lazy or old (well perhaps the latter...) and my spelling is just as poor as it's always been. However the crutch on which I leaned on for so long, namely Blogger's spell check, had actually been failing me for months and, worse still, it was happening without me even knowing it. In fact, as a bit of a grammar nazi during my spare time I'm actually a bit embarrassed by the whole thing.

But now that I've figured out how to actually use the spell checker properly[1], I hope that it won't be as bad as it has been. By way of apology, I've even gone back all the way to when the spelling got really bad (which was some time in April) and corrected the mistakes within all the posts since.

You can all now sleep more easily.

[1] Just in case you're interested it seems that Blogger's editor no longer keeps your spelling corrections unless you exit spell check mode by clicking the "Resume editing" button. I'm not sure if this behaviour occurs during Compose mode (I use HTML), but it's definitely a change in behaviour from old.

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