Why are spellcheckers so shit? - rolling?


#1

just used the word “secondees” in an e-mail

both outlook , and my browser are claiming it’s not a word - when a quick google confirms it is

This seems to happen all the time . Not sure this has legs as a rolling thread, but there you go


#2

what does it mean? as in people who “second” something?


#3

oh i’ve got it, people who are on secondment?


#4

plural of secondee - someone on a secondment.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiFlJ_rievWAhXCvBoKHVGNCG4QFggwMAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wiktionary.org%2Fwiki%2Fsecondee&usg=AOvVaw36KlT7w9B8UCyGJoA9OCNV


#5

alright mr big words.


#6

I’d probably go with secondanarios


#7

spellchecker doesn’t even like the singular version of the word

The use of the word is entirely appropriate, and no other word would suffice


#8

‘people on secondment’ would have also worked, no?

anyway, we’re derailing the thread. spellcheckers ARE shit.


#9

yeah, that would have worked too. But I prefer secondees

thanks for your agreement prof!


#10

Did you just remember? Without any help from the internet?


#11

No I didn’t remember I just worked it out. Why you having a go at me anyway grievoustim is the guy who made it up


#12

Why are venues so horrible?


#13

they’re alright


#14

They’re shit, but they’re amazing compared to grammar checkers. I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t turn that shit off.


#15

true - but I’m not confident enough in my grammar to know for sure that they are wrong


#16

I think they’re penis good.


#17

You’re never gonna get my love.


#18

I love my grammar. She makes a great spag bol.


#19

Can confirm that MS Word just threw a hissy fit at me typing ‘secondees’ as well…


#20

yes! thanks for sharing

Please everyone else dive in and post up when spellcheckers reject perfectly decent words. Lets get this thread rolling! (thread dies)