Thursday, April 21, 2011


Do you want to know what hell is like? I've been there. I can tell you. Hell is sitting for 7 hours in front of a computer screen running a spell check on 240 single spaced pages with a crapton of words, names, and abriviations that aren't actually words but are how people actually talk, that you invented for it. It is amazing to me the things that are NOT in the microsoft dictionary. For instance, "Flething". The word "Fletch" or "Fletching" or any other variation of the root word, is not in the microsoft word dictionary and therefore comes up as a mispelled word on spellcheck. (FYI a fletching is the feathers on an arrow)

Microsoft word doesn't know how to use a semi-colon. It wouldn't know proper grammar if it came up and bit it on the naughty bits. And it's not too great with commas either. Which meant that every time it saw punctuation that was perfectly gramatically sound that it didn't recognize as being so, it popped up and I had to read the sentance and make sure it was correct before clicking skip. FU microsoft word!!!

...At least it's not wordperfect. I've used that in the past and it's even worse. It sucks that word is the lesser of two evils, but whatever.

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