Sunday, February 10, 2008

My Sheltered Spellchecker

I have learned much about myself from my spellchecker. I use words that are very familiar to me but unknown to the spellchecker. Each time it underlines a word, common in my vocabulary, I feel more isolated. I even have arguments with the spellchecker, repeatedly changing the autocorrected word back to what I wanted. I found that after only 3 tries, it relents. So, if not part of the rest of society, I’m at least, to a group of silicon-based semiconductors, quite persuasive.

The most disheartening experience is to have your own name unrecognized by the spellchecker and have to press that button, “IGNORE”. I always mutter- “Ignoring myself. It’s come to this”