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Has spell checking improved your spelling ability or made it worse

Asked by Besafe (441points) March 14th, 2008
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Riser's avatar

Mutch Werse.

VoodooLogic's avatar

auto-correct made my spelling horrific. Once I turned it off I had made myself learn how to type words correctly.

lozza's avatar

I reckon its made mine better. However, it has also made me lazy. If I don’t know a word I just guess and correct it.

I suspect that the US English spellings are slowly replacing the UK English ones as the US one tends to be the default on Windows and popular software. (Might actually be a good thing as some UK spellings really don’t make sense!)

delirium's avatar

Better. At least now I know what I consistently spell wrong, and what I need to learn how to spell correctly. I focus on the words that I see appear often.
For example: I ALWAYS spell embarrassed wrong, but I didn’t that time because i’ve done it so many times recently that I realized that I had been forgetting an R every time.

angelvsqz's avatar

in my case using t9 on my cell has improved my spelling.

zolmie's avatar

It has made mine worse. What’s t9?

sndfreQ's avatar

iPhone’s spell checker killed my inner child

figbash's avatar

It’s made mine much, much worse. I won spelling bees when I was a kid. Now the intarwebs and texting have singlehandedly torpedoed me.

teejay0514's avatar

spell checking has made my spelling better.

El_Cadejo's avatar

spell check also made mine better because when i don’t know how to spell i word i usually just guess how to spell it, then correct it and remember how it was spelled.

Besafe's avatar

I have learned how to spell a few words I had problems with BUT. Like others admited I have gotten lazy, counting on spell check to fix it. Result- when there is no spell check I have tons of errors.

Who is willing to shut off spell check for a month?

drive_by_dev's avatar

I never was a great speller, so it may have made my spelling a little better. The funny thing is my muscle memory typing. I spell much better typing than writing. My fingers just know how to punch the words out subconsciously.

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