"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." So goes the old chestnut commonly attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw. One of those separations is in the spelling of words like color (colour), theater (theatre), and realize (realise). But how did this separation occur?
Tied to this year's spelling bee, the Washington Post has provided you with series of sentences with misspellings of common words. Plus, it lets you compare your results to everyone else's. Which can be a good thing or a bad one.
Spot a typo on the Internet? Get your pitchforks, saddle up the horses, write to your Congressman and raise hell until it's fixed. Or... just leave a nasty comment! Truthfully though, typos suck. When you're reading something, blatant tyops (heh) can smack your eyes and snap you back to consciousness. It's like being…
Researchers have invented a mind-reading system that, for the first time in history, allows any person to type words and phrases letter by letter, just by thinking. It all occurs in real time, without moving a single muscle or uttering a single word.
Hey, here's a thing that's suddenly not cheating anymore: using a computer spell checker on school writing exams. This week's top head-shaking sign of the times is courtesy of Oregon, now condoning the practice for middle and high schoolers.
People get tattoos commemorating the things they love most: mothers, lovers, flaming skulls, et cetera. But in this spell check era of ours, it's good to see someone who appreciates that squiggly red line enough to keep it around permanently. [Neatorama]