Ridiculous Spelling Warnings?

Erasmus

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Original poster
Jun 22, 2006
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Hiding from Omnius in Australia
Hi all,

Is anyone else having the occasional spelling warning for incidental words like "by" or "it's"?

i.e. red squiggle under the innocuous word, and if I highlight it, it suggests similar words (that either don't work grammatically, or are just completely wrong in context).

I have had two or so over the past week, so it's uncommon, but it is weird that it's happening at all. Once just now in Mail, and earlier this replying to a post in Safari, so it seems it's the inbuilt OSX spell checker.
 

robk64

macrumors newbie
Aug 21, 2006
24
5
Huntsville, AL
Hi all,

Is anyone else having the occasional spelling warning for incidental words like "by" or "it's"?

i.e. red squiggle under the innocuous word, and if I highlight it, it suggests similar words (that either don't work grammatically, or are just completely wrong in context).

I have had two or so over the past week, so it's uncommon, but it is weird that it's happening at all. Once just now in Mail, and earlier this replying to a post in Safari, so it seems it's the inbuilt OSX spell checker.
Yep, I've noticed the same thing. Happens a lot with contractions or any word with an apostrophe.
 

n-evo

macrumors 65816
Aug 9, 2013
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Amsterdam
Yeah happened to me in Dutch as well. When I right clicked the word no suggestions came up though. Just a red line.
 

Nigel Goodman

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Jun 29, 2017
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UK
This is definitely an attempted grammar correction (even though grammar checking is turned off). See what the spell-check window says is the problem.

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FilipeTeixeira

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Mar 10, 2013
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Same here. I can't type "too" and "were" without having the suggestion to change it. No idea about what's happening with it.
 

auxbuss

macrumors regular
Feb 18, 2014
226
158
UK
What's so sad is that this is not a bug, but a large-scale absence of education. An entire corporation is unable to distinguish spelling from grammar. It's like a drawing app providing black when you select white. Or being given a puck to play football. Or a chess app allowing you to move a Bishop like a Rook. It's so utterly incorrect in the domain as to be incomprehensible.
 
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