Nathan (gemsling) wrote,
Nathan
gemsling

Spelling laziness.

Although I have a healthy respect for grammar and spelling, and will continue to proofread what I write, I have to say that I do enjoy technology's ability to let me be lazy. "Google will tell me how to spell it, no matter how hastily I zoom around the keys."

"Showing results for pterodactyl. Search instead for pteradacjktyk"

Of course, if I were truly lazy, I could have dropped the 'p' and it still would've replied with "Teradacjktyk? Sure, no worries. We get that one a lot."

I particularly like that moment where I'm tapping away on my phone's keyboard and know that I've just made a mistake, but can do that quick mental calculation about how much of the word I've got wrong and the proximity of the key I pressed to the key I missed. "Meh, she'll be right," I think, and a moment later, there it is: a beautifully formed word arisen from the ashes of what could be an unpronounceable Polish name.
Tags: language, musing, tech
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