April 14, 2010

Words I've Added to Spellcheck

commenters
concepted
concepting
Drupal
iPad
iPhone
irreducibles
learnings
MafiaWars
McRib
newbies
ODCs
retweeted
smartphone
stereoisomers
transmedia

I was spell-checking a document and my computer frowned upon "McRib"... and figured it was time to give my computer a learning. Which led me to wonder if I could pull the history of words I've added. It wasn't easy, but do-able. Gives an odd look inside me? Inside my life?


UPDATE:
Justin asked how I got this list... here you go...

In MS Word2003 (who know what the new one does)...
Tools > Options > Spelling & Grammar > Custom Dictionaries > Modify ...

That pops up a list. But unfortunately you can't cut and paste from it, so I had to open a notepad next to it and manually transcribe. I ignored all the "person names" that have been added over the years (like "Sirois") in my list.

2 comments:

Justin Sirois said...

I love this list.
How the heck do you access that in Word? Always wondered.

Jamie Gaughran-Perez said...

In WORD
Tools > Options > Spelling & Grammar > Custom Dictionaries > Modify ...

That pops up a list. But unfortunately you can't cut and paste from it, so I had to open a notepad next to it and manually transcribe. I ignored all the "person names" that have been added over the years (like "Sirois") in my list.