I was just working through my edits when I noticed a word my spell check thought was a typo. Sometimes I'm grateful for the squiggly red lines, other times I'm puzzled by them.
For instance, the other night I added the word "kvetch" to the story. Spell check thinks that's a dandy word. I was surprised. I don't know why, but after getting angry red squiggles on other words that I figured were normal, everyday words, I had to laugh at a Yiddish word being perfectly acceptable.
The word I just saw that made me come over and write this was "snarky." And even the Blogger spell check doesn't like it. Hah! I thought everyone knew what snarky meant. Dictionary.com thinks it's a word. Huh.
Other puzzling words I've used that my spell check dictionary tried to reject:
- churros (Come on, it's a tasty dessert. Everyone should know what they are! Am I right?)
- itty-bitty (it actually suggested "titty-bitty", which is just insulting)
- Tiki (suggested Wiki)
- half-assed (suggested half-asses, for some inexplicable reason)
- googling (suggested goggling, which I regularly do when performing internet searches, I suppose)
- patootie (suggested patriotic. Hah!)
- TiVo (suggested Tito)
- yadda, as in yadda yadda yadda (it suggested Saddam. Gaddafi was the fourth choice on the selection list. I kid you not.)
- it recognized Angkor, but not Wat. What's up with that?
- riff-raff (it suggested riff-riff, which doesn't make any sense)
- it accepted donuts, but not donut
And there you have it. There were a few others, but they were legitimately words I didn't think would be in the dictionary, like proper nouns, and the like.
Fun with Spell Check! Back to work now.