Are you a user of spell check or do you correct mispellings yourself?

United States
April 17, 2012 10:19am CST
I was wondering,what do you guys do in the situation were you have typed a lot and then noticed the misspellings.Do you just right click the word look for the right spelling and then clock on it OR do you go through and correct the spelling on the words with the red line under them and correct them yourselves? I text a lot and I shorten a lot of what I say like I use "U" in stead of you and "msgs" instead of messages and "nite" for good night ex.... So when I'm typing here,sometimes those get placed in here and I notice the red lines under them letting me know there wrong. I do not want this type of errors take place of my knowledge of correct spelling and such so when I go to correct my typing I go through first and fix everything I know but if I don't know how to spell a word I will go to spell check..but earlier this morning I caught myself getting lazy and only using the right clicking spell check which just replaces the wrong spelling with a click..and that got me wondering about everyone else.... What do you use?
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18 responses
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
18 Apr 12
just wondering, how i get spell check on my computer.. i dont think i have that is it a download or what ? i know if would really help me and save me lots of time and i would love to have the correct spelling on all my posts.. any inof on it will help so i can be using it asap.. thanks
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• United States
18 Apr 12
Honestly laken I think it comes with your browser,so maybe you just got to mess around with the setting and what not... I did not have to download it or look for it and start it.It was just kinda there...
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@laken02 (3068)
• United States
19 Apr 12
i will look for it , thanks im sure my computer has it.. its a newer one so hopefully it wont be too hard to find thanks
@derek_a (10903)
18 Apr 12
When I am using my word processor I have auto-correct turned on, but if it is an important piece of writing then I want it to be as near perfect as I can get it to be. With posts on line, where there is no spell-checker, I tend to quickly read through, but will often miss typos. My spelling seems to be pretty good though as most of the family ask me how to spell certain words. My memory for words seems good, but my memory for people's names is attrocious! Can't have it all ways, I guess.. _DereK
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@jemzchix (116)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I also use spell check. But I try to do the checking manually... I still try to learn from my mistakes. So that I could also learn...
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@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
I do mind the spell check here as I post replies to discussions or make one. I don't text a lot, so maybe this is the reason too why I mind the spell check. My mind isn't used to abbreviations and my friends are actually laughing at me when I try to abbreviate words when I send a text message. They tell me that it makes no sense. I would then just text the whole word and not abbreviate words.
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
18 Apr 12
Since I am quite good at English language spelling, I seldom need to look at a dictionary for checking the right spelling or resort to spell-check options.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
18 Apr 12
I often type a short type such as u instead of you, etc and then re-type again. It takes time...but i always forget it. And finally, I check mistakes on what i typed. However, sometime i still found my mistakes when read back my discussions. Well, i think we cant avoid writing mistakes then just limit it as much as we can... Happy mylotting!!!
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@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 12
i am not a native English speaker - therefore, 'spellcheck' is very important for me.. especially when writing memos / emails to our business counterparts.. most of the time i pretty confident of my grammar + spelling - but i still have the 'spell-check-option' ON all the time - just in case.. sometimes you know how to spell it right - but your fingers push the wrong key / letter - but i dont like to use 'auto-correct' option - where 'the computer' automatically fix the spelling as you type the words - i dont like that - just like you.. i prefer to check the 'red-lines' and try to correct the spellings myself, or else - we wont learn, would we..
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@maezee (28894)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I also use a lot of short-cuts when texting. But not when typing. For some reason as soon as I get on a computer computer, I am a grammar freak. Not too bad, I guess, because I will mis-spell things here or there, but I also use Firefox which underlines in red every little thing I do wrong . I used to type for a living though (seasonally) at my mom's company so I am used to having "perfect" typing abilities or whatever. But in texts? Who cares! I just do whatever gets the job done the fastest. The people I text will understand what I am saying if I say "U" instead of "You", you know? . Happy MyLotting to you! (Yes, Firefox, I know 'MyLotting' isn't a real word... LOL)
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I do both but spell check is the most accurate. I never text, I think that texting makes you ignorant, you will never be able to write a cohesive sentence texting.
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• United States
17 Apr 12
I use spell check, but you have to be sure to pay attention to what spell check is offering as the correction per it is not always correct. Mostly, I try to correct as I go.
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• Philippines
17 Apr 12
I always try to correct my spellings manually. If I still have problems with it, then its the time to use spell checker. In your case, it's true that text messaging sometimes conditioned our mind to the wrong/shortcut words we are using. When our minds are conditioned that way, we tend to write the same even if it's not on a text. Guess, we should always use the correct spelling even when texting, but its a hassle.
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@skizzer (36)
• Denmark
17 Apr 12
When I use Firefox as browser, I have a spell checking add-on enabled, which is of great help to me. However, when I'm on myLot, I use Internet Explorer for which I do not have such spell checking add-on. So as I write right now, I'm dependant on that I can spell correctly myself and remember the correct spelling of some difficult words.
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@superbadx (484)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 12
Well, i use both spell check and correct misspelling myself. I know that my English is not good, or possibly bad. But i try not to mess up on the spelling so people would at least understand what i am saying.
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@unique16 (1531)
• United States
17 Apr 12
Hi, I try to correct the spelling mistakes by myself but if the word is too hard then I use the spell check to correct the mistake. Now for punctuation, commas, etc... I wish there was a better way to understand when to use and when not use them. I also write many fragmented sentences because I write as I speak and forget verbs or pronouns other pieces of good grammar. The English language is not easy language to understand even if you lived in United States all our lives. Thanks Unique16
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
I manually correct my misspelled words. I rarely use the spell check here. If I don't know the spelling, I usually open and check on the dictionary. I think that's more reliable.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
I sure try to type correctly but just to be sure i had the spell check tuened on and this helps me correct what i missed ouy right away. Most of the time whenwe are in a hurry we tend to have a few errors in our documents by spelling or even grammar. It does not hurt anyway to use whatever help is available right?
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@megamatt (14333)
• United States
24 Apr 12
Well I am trying to get into the habit of only using words that I know one hundred percent of the time that I can spell. Because spell check is not something that is completely fool proof. There are times where a misspelling can result into three terms suggested that seem right but they really are rather right. It should be noted that my spelling can be rather hit or miss. Which is why I keep my words simple. Granted, it could stunt my writing and of course, running something through spell check is good, providing you keep an eye on what is being spell checked. Because there can be words that are technically spelled right but in the wrong context. One thing spell check cannot figure out is human intent.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
hi there, i rarely use shortcuts when i text, i usually type the whole word hehehe but sometimes when i have errors here while i type, it automatically tells me and i just go back to it and then correct the spelling.