Leave my spelling alone

Not happy.
@Asylum (48223)
Manchester, England
November 5, 2016 3:40pm CST
As an Englishman I naturally understand the English language, so there is nothing wrong with my spelling and command of the language. Nevertheless, whenever I am posting either a discussion or comment on Mylot I have to keep an eye on what is being submitted because the system often amends my spelling. The most prolific example, which is also the most irritating one, is to change a plural into a possessive term. For example, I may write ships, which the system will immediately change to ship’s. Not only can this be rather annoying, but if I am busy and fail to proof read the comment I end up submitting such appalling English. I see no reason for this to happen. Autocorrect is supposed to amend poor grammar or spelling, not change words that are perfectly valid. Leave my spelling alone you stupid software.
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@paigea (22615)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
I only get a red squiggly line; it doesn't change it automatically.
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@topffer (36372)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
5 Nov 16
Same for me, no autocorrection. Maybe it depends of our browsers ?
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
That is interesting because I can only remember it happening on my tablet, which uses Chrome.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
@Ghostdmo No, but that is an interesting suggestion.
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
5 Nov 16
Why don't you disable Autocorrect? You know better than any machine. I never use it or spellchecker, I'll make my own mistakes thank you.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
This usually happens with my android tablet, which uses Chrome. This is a browser that I am unfamiliar with, so the place to disable autocorrect is eluding me.
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@Marty1 (36845)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Nov 16
@jabouk That is what I did on my kindles don't have any autocorrect on my laptops though so I can spell as badly as I want!
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
5 Nov 16
I see too many examples of autoincorrect happen...glad I don't have to deal with it
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
Having to amend it is not as annoying as missing it.
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@pgntwo (22753)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
5 Nov 16
Otto sticks his nose in where it is not needed. Otto Krekt, nosey and interfering. Disabling intrusive Otto's not done in the browser but in device settings, I think:
I hope you had the chance to optimize your web experience by changing your Chrome flags through last week's Android customization post. This week, we want to head back to a fairly beginner's task, changing the settings, or completely disabling, auto-correc
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
Yes, I definitely like the name.
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@pgntwo (22753)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
5 Nov 16
@Asylum I have it enabled, it is set to auto-suggest as I type, too ... which can be a hoot at times :)
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@pgntwo Oh yes, it certainly has an active sense of humour.
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@LadyDuck (182254)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 16
I do not use an auto correct, but now I understand why I see so many "possessive", the auto correct adds errors. I love your gif, it's great.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 16
You can imagine how annoying it is to type trains, then return later and discover that the word train's has been substituted.
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@LadyDuck (182254)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 16
@Asylum I only get a red underline for all the words that my browser judge misspelled (like colour as an example), but it does not auto correct.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 16
@LadyDuck That is the same for me on the computer, but my Android tablet auto substitutes the nonsense.
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@dodo19 (33989)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Nov 16
I really don't like Autocorrect. It really gets on my nerves.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
It no doubt has that effect on most people at some time or other.
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@dodo19 (33989)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Nov 16
@Asylum it sure does. It's the way it is.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@dodo19 Some of the substituted words that it offers are quite insane. Autocorrect speaks worse nonsense than I do.
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@BelleStarr (39728)
• United States
16 Nov 16
I'm sorry but don't you realize what an important country the US is? We determine correct spelling and you are wrong!! lol I guess whoever creates the software determines which spelling is correct so it is color not colour and honor not honour !!! You have to see what auto-correct does to my granddaughter Sydney's name lol
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
16 Nov 16
It is the English language, which you stole from us and then corrupted. However, that is not the problem because my autocorrect is set to British. The problem is that it keeps wanting to add an apostrophe to plurals.
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@BelleStarr (39728)
• United States
16 Nov 16
@Asylum yes I see that quite often as well. I suspect that if our English is like Canadian French that we really speak the English of the 17th century and you in England have evolved so we are speaking the real English lol
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
16 Nov 16
@BelleStarr Then why do you call a car boot a trunk? There were no cars around in those days.
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@moffittjc (46145)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Nov 16
Yes, I agree, that stupid software is exactly the reason for all my spelling and grammar mistakes!
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 16
I assumed that your bad spelling was due to being American.
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@moffittjc (46145)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Nov 16
@Asylum The more likely candidate is that my autocorrect is American.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 16
@moffittjc That would qualify as an autoincorrect.
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
6 Nov 16
No one will notice that, save you as myLot has more wrong English, spellings and grammar than anywhere else
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
This is true, but the poor spelling is normally submitted by members who are not native English speaking. I find it perfectly acceptable for those members to submit poor spelling or grammar, whereas I have no reason to misspell.
@allknowing (70661)
• India
27 Nov 16
@Asylum I have been seeing it all over the place native and non-native because it is allowed here
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
27 Nov 16
@allknowing I know that it is allowed, but fail to understand why a native English speaking person cannot spell English words.
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• United States
5 Nov 16
Ha! I have had perfectly good words changed to numeric. I still can't figure out why.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
When you miss them the result can be quite embarrassing once someone questions it.
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• United States
5 Nov 16
@Asylum I try to go back and edit when I find it. That's if I find it.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
@ElusiveButterfly By then you know that many other members have seen it, most of whom will assume the error to be yours.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
6 Nov 16
I hate that autocorrect method when using my tablet. It makes me crazy as I have to correct more than I made mistakes.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
It becomes more annoying when we fail to notice and someone asks what we mean.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
6 Nov 16
@Asylum I agree. It happened sometimes to me. Now I have to double check my comments before posting them.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@thelme55 Yes, it makes us very suspicious once we have been caught out.
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@MALUSE (44617)
• Uzbekistan
6 Nov 16
I'm constantly fighting with autocorrect. I often want to shout at it, "NO, that's not what I mean! I know better."
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
I have tried that, but it never pays any attention to me.
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@MALUSE (44617)
• Uzbekistan
6 Nov 16
@Asylum What I 'love' especially is when the thingy asks me "Do you mean...?" and then suggests completely idiotic words or grammatical constructions.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@MALUSE Yes, it often seems to find the most unsuitable words possible.
@rebelann (43042)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov 16
now if only they'd disable that stupid ap
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
The option is probably available in the settings, but I am not familiar with Android.
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@rebelann (43042)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov 16
Oh, you're talking about your cell phone @Asylum ? I thought you meant the stupid spell check that this site seems to have in place. I always use a PC to go online.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@rebelann I am not sure that Mylot has a spell checker.
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 16
I really hate autocorrect especially on mobile phones
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 16
Mobile phones type what they want and ignore the writer.
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 16
@Asylum mine certainly does that
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 16
@arthurchappell Annoying to say the least. Maybe mobile phones are all female.
• China
6 Nov 16
I haven't noticed it. How come they amend our spelling wrongly? As one like me , English isn't my mother tongue, there is need for them to amend my spelling,but there isn't for you, I think
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
This is why it annoys me so much to have poor spelling or grammar in my discussions or comments. If you submit a bad spelling it is perfectly understandable and I still admire your ability to use English. Of course if I submit poor spelling it is a different matter because it is my native tongue.
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• China
6 Nov 16
@Asylum Thank you ! I come here,just for learning English from you.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@changjiangzhibin89 Your English is very good.
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@JudyEv (136823)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
I think somehow I managed to turn off spellcheck so if I get stuff wrong it's now my own fault.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
I could live with that because spelling has never been a problem for me.
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@JudyEv (136823)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Nov 16
@Asylum I've always been able to spell too but now I'm older I sometimes find myself hesitating occasionally and checking myself.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
@JudyEv That is understandable, but at least you do not substitute totally unrelated words like autocorrect does.
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@SIMPLYD (84599)
• Philippines
9 Nov 16
Good thing i haven't experienced that . Maybe because i only use simple English words when i post .
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 16
It does happen more often with lesser used words, but a plural is far from uncommon.
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@SIMPLYD (84599)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
@Asylum I just go on with what i am spelling .
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• United States
6 Nov 16
It has a terrible time with the apostrophe, much like the people who wrote the software, no doubt.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 16
That may be a very valid point. An apostrophe is such a simple punctuation to use, yet so abundantly misused.
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• United States
7 Nov 16
@Asylum My English teachers made it very easy to understand. I guess others didn't have this clarity or didn't pay attention in class.
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
i was asked by someone about my spelling on "travelling", that it should be single "l". i appreciate the thought but told her that it is the same thing, it is accepted :))
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 16
Travelling is the way that I would spell the word because I am British.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
6 Nov 16
@Asylum maybe the person and i are both Pilipino and we are taught of American English more in school
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@marlina (79644)
• Canada
29 Dec 16
I hate this autocorrect system.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
29 Dec 16
It can offer some absurd choices at times.