This won’t come as a surprise to regular readers, but my spelling is highly creative. Often it’s a simple typo, but another truth is I don’t seem to have the kind of mind that remembers spelling or the rules about correct spelling.
The history of spelling leads me to believe they way we write our words isn’t as certain as many would like to believe. In fact, with texting we’re witnessing what will probably be recognized as a revolution in spelling.
Which doesn’t mean I shouldn’t work to mostly adhere to today’s spelling conventions.
And that’s exactly where Google can be a real help.
For example, if I want to talk about writing a journal in the past, I might very well write something like this: I journaled about the guest post I wrote.
It looks right, but Word doesn’t think so. Given what I know about my spelling, I enter it quickly in Google and am delighted to find I’ve gotten it right.
What about a word like conscience? In spite of the rhymes about i and e I often miss. Then, when the dreaded red squiggle appears I can’t see what my error is. But when I enter consceince, Google politely says: Search instead for conscience and presents results based on the correct spelling.
How cool is that?
How do you double check your spelling?
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