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I just had to type paradisiacal. I didn't know there were other words that had a random I in the same place maniacal does. Hee.

Also, note to self: When spell-checking, *look* at the word it's stopped at rather than just hitting "Ignore". I keep noticing things are spelt wrongly just after I've hit ignore, and now I have a list of them to go back and change one the spellcheck's finished. Which kind of defeats the point.

I did manage to impress (possibly :)) dermfitz earlier by knowing a planet's name on Totally Doctor Who - it was Raxacoricofallapatorius. He obviously hasn't been paying enough attention to my icons.

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miss_next
Apr. 21st, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
But, in your entry, you haven't spelt it the same as in your icon. Which is it? :-)
pickwick
Apr. 21st, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Well, wikipedia thinks it's the way in my post, but I haven't been able to find it on the BBC site anywhere to tell for sure! :)
pickwick
Apr. 22nd, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
Hmmm...close enough, since it's someone from the BBC transcribing the kiddies, I think. Bugger. Now I feel the need to get my icon changed.
vonandmoggy
Apr. 21st, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the icon! Two thumbs up. :)
strange_complex
Apr. 21st, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
Worse is when you hit 'Add' a split second before noticing that the word is misspelt, thus infecting your custom.dic file with a blatant falsehood. I do this quite a lot, because I'm constantly having to teach mine how to spell Latin words, placenames, etc.

I know you can open it up and remove the misspelt word... but I never do at the time, and then the prospect of going in there and searching through the whole list for errors you can't remember any more becomes just too much to bear.
pickwick
Apr. 22nd, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
Mine doesn't seem to let me add things. At least, I can click the add button, but it doesn't seem to have any sort of long-term effect. But then, 75% of the time the spellcheck has an error when you try to use it in our software anyway, and you have to shut it down and open it up again TWICE before it considers working.
strange_complex
Apr. 22nd, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)
Argh! No chance you could copy your text out of the software you're using, paste it into Word, and use Word's spell-checker, I suppose?
pickwick
Apr. 22nd, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
Not unless I was willing to do it subtitle by subtitle :(
strange_complex
Apr. 22nd, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ack, no! I will never sneer at a misspelt subtitle again.
andrewducker
Apr. 23rd, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
Permission to steal that icon?
pickwick
Apr. 23rd, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
Yep, it's stealable - credit to canyontothesky :)
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