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!
Maybe you should fix that spelling error...
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.
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.
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.
the average Myspace userNever 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?
If so this theory's out the window.
 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.