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linicx
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Adding words to Spell Check

Can Justin add these words?

SCOTUS = Supreme Court Of The United States
POTUS = President Of The United States
FLOTUS = First Lady Of The United States

These are common acronyms used in international media and by members in these forums. They are not misspelled words for Scouts/Scots, Pots/Pouts or Floats/Flouts as Spell Check insists.
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Actually they're not words at all... and, according to Webster's Dictionary, they're abbreviations. I doubt there's any way spell check could, or should, recognize them as real words.
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I have a huge list of very commonly misspellings which people don't correct and they could be added to the side-list. It would take only a bit of work to add them but seriously what is wrong with browser spell checking do people really need the forum to offer spell check?


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Truthfully, I have used and appreciated the forum spell check for so long I would sorely miss it. I hope you do not do remove it.

Yes, some of us really do need it. For instance I had a stroke about 1990. It was a long and frightening time before I could write a simple, grammatically correct sentence, or perform a simple math function. I still don't spell well and I still cannot use fractions beyond what is necessary in cooking. It is maddening as I was always an excellent math and grammar student. I still read with a dictionary at hand.

I had finished the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle when I went to sleep. When I woke up I could not spell cat or understand a simple five word sentence in a newspaper. This kind of brain scramble would devastate a scientist.

So I would lobby strenuously for keeping the forum spell check and adding to it. And I would lobby for adding common political terms like POTUS that is known internationally. It very much like HRH Prince William's KG and KT.
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justin
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fair enough. I wasn't asking to remove it just wondering why people use it.


linicx
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Truthfully, I depend upon it. Much information is shared on DSLR. Anyone who wants to be heard in the threads can use it and should. Preview is priceless. The mistakes I don't see in the text box I see in the preview message before I post.
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