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The Google Toolbar Spell Checker is Too Cool!

If you blog, use wikis, or generally have to enter form data at work or for pleasure, this thing is a lifesaver. Not only does it highlight what it believes to be misspelled words, but it also suggests corrections when you click on the word. The only downside is that it doesn’t seem to understand HTML tags. Ooh – but you can add words to your own personal dictionary. Very cool.
Interesting side note – in spell checking this piece, Google apparently knows what a blog is, but not a wiki. Hmmm.
Additional side note – don’t rely on spell-check as a crutch. Several astute readers yesterday pointed out that I used the word ‘call’ when I meant to say ‘all’. For more on the slings & arrows of using spell check, check out my wife’s article on spell check.

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