The following ad popped up on my gmail today: Free Spell Check Toolbar – http://www.DictionaryBoss.com – Avoid Spelling Mistakes with Free Spell Checker – Download for Free!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t word processing programmes such as Word and WordPerfect come with spell check built in? I know for a fact WordPerfect does because I sometimes use it, in fact I’ve got it set for Canadian English. I got Microsoft Word Starter as part of Windows when I got this system and yes, it too has a spell check feature (I just checked). So why would anyone need to download a spell check programme from some outside source?
My concern with this particular programme being advertised is that I probably couldn’t make use of it for I suspect it is an American programme and would constantly correct words like “colour”. As I said, I don’t need it since I don’t use the American lexicon. Another concern is this: what did they use as a source for their spellings?