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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Rather than derailing the other thread...

I was taught the British way to spell certain words like judgement (which is rarely used on MDC).

Firefox always wants to take away my e and that really annoys me. Were you taught to add an e to certain words or does Firefox's dictionary annoy me alone?
post #2 of 23
I'm Canadian so I spell things in the proper way and not the American way Firefox is always telling me I've spelled colour or other words with an "ou" insted of just an "o" wrong. And the "e" words too.
post #3 of 23
I think it depends on the word. I spell judgement with an e and color regularly. Firefox is telling me to change judgement. Generally I use spell check.

I'm american FWIW.
post #4 of 23
I find I cant get it to recognize some words. I will try to spell one thing, it will come up with something TOTALLY different.

I still love it thou.
post #5 of 23
For me, it's the "u" in words like colour, honour, etc.

I was taught judgment has only one "e" in law school (in the U.S.)
post #6 of 23
Firefox has the worst spellchecker I've ever used in my life (or maybe it just doesn't 'get' me .)

I use the Google spellchecker when Firefox has got nothing for me, and Google inevitably knows what I was aiming for.

In this post, it happened twice.

ETA: As made obvious by the above ^^^, I'm clearly unqualified to comment on the number of e's in judgement which was your actual point
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
I love Firefox too but I am a little compulsive about the red squiggles under the words. It is a little hard to hit post when I see a red, dotted line. I use google spellchecker too.

Heh. I told DH about this thread and he said, "judgement doesn't have 2 e's?" He is American too. Oh and grey is properly spelled with an e.
post #8 of 23
i am american and i thought judgement was spelled with an e

goes to show how great i can spell i guess?

or maybe i really am canadian.

hm
post #9 of 23
I turn the spell check off, because whenever I type an e-mail in dutch there's red lines everywhere. LOL!
post #10 of 23
I never use spell check.

love me for my bad spelling!
post #11 of 23
You can download language pack/dictionaries. I just installed British English and have no problems.


https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3
post #12 of 23
Calidris, awesome! Thanks!

Ach, I think I need a Pennsylvania Dutch English version, though. None of these versions recognize such fine words as "strubbly" and "rutchy".
post #13 of 23
In american english you drop the "e" at the end of a word when you add a suffix.
post #14 of 23
I'm American but I mostly prefer the British spellings, Judgment just looks wrong wrong wrong to me. Judgement looks right. I do prefer Color and Honor though.

I also think that Grey and Gray are two different colors...different shades of the combination of black and white

but as the pp said if you don't like your spell checks Americaness just change your spell check dictionary.
post #15 of 23
I prefer colour over color. No offense, but American english is lazy english. ROFL. I am from europe, and I was taught British English.
post #16 of 23
yay! they have a Canadian dictionary. Now I can spell colour without red lines eh.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by tboroson View Post
Calidris, awesome! Thanks!

Ach, I think I need a Pennsylvania Dutch English version, though. None of these versions recognize such fine words as "strubbly" and "rutchy".
Hey, isn't the beauty of open source that you can make your own


but apart from that, you know that when you right click the "wrong" word, one of the options is add to dictionary, right?
post #18 of 23
Yeah, but I'm lazy.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by tboroson View Post
Yeah, but I'm lazy.
lol
post #20 of 23
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