Firefox (British English) dictionary wtf



  •  Not tried in any of the other dictionaries. But when the British English dictionary is installed it highlights any words not recognised in standard text boxes, right-clicking on them gives suggestions.

    Typed in a sentence including the phrase "one-upmanship", perfectly good English. However the dictionary didn't recognise "upmanship". Great I thought, spelt it wrong. So right-clicked on that word and the first suggestion was "one-upmanship"... Wtf?! I thought. So selected it, causing firefox to change the text to "one-one-upmanship", with "upmanship" still not recognised... Doh!

     Robin



  •  Maybe you should fix that spelling error...



  • Bloody Firefox.

    It's just got to show that it knows that liiittle bit better than you, eh?




  • My favourite is if you type in the word buckinghamshire (I think with the US dictionary). It has to be a lower-case "b" but the suggested word is quite suprising.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @valerion said:

    but the suggested word is quite suprising.
    Who on earth thought it a good idea to have mo-fo in there? Even T9 doesn't have swearwords in by default. 



  • @PJH said:

    Who on earth thought it a good idea to have mo-fo in there? Even T9 doesn't have swearwords in by default. 
     

    To reduce the number of squiggly red lines the average Myspace user has. 


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Otterdam said:

    the average Myspace user
    Never go there. From the general level of conversation I see from 'youngsters' elsewhere, don't they all treat their keyboards as if they were mobile phones and use txt-spk?[1]

    If so this theory's out the window.

     

    [1] A rather disturbing thought just occured to me.

    Somebody, somewhere, must have come up with a program/applet/whatever to convert a number-pad of a standard keyboard into a <font color="#ff6600">useful</font> simulcrum of a mobile  phone keypad, with optional T9.

    This is not a request. I do not need such a thing. Please do not feel the need to go out and Google for such a thing, just to prove one does exist, and advertise it here.


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