Friday, September 25, 2009

Dear Microsoft Word

Dear Microsoft Word,

You were first introduced in 1983 so that makes you 26 years old now, the same age as me. At 26, I would expect you to by now be cutting edge, what with all of the updates and makeovers your had through the years . So don’t you think it’s high time that your spell check recognizes the word blogging? Seriously.

When I type the word blogging, I do not in fact mean bogging or logging. I also don’t mean flogging, clogging or slogging. Though I do appreciate your generous suggestions. Also, when I write ‘blog’, I am not actually trying to say bog, bloc, blot, blob. Or blow.

Also, those red squiggly underlines bring out the ugly in this recovering white-out-user. They are little false alarms all over the page. They are nothing but eye sores on my document, screaming for correction when they’re ALREADY CORRECT.

I'm a lifelong windows user (who with every fiber of my being wants a Mac but can't afford one!)and I do appreciate all the work you’ve done for me over the years: the centering, the italicizing, and the print previewing. Not to mention all those other words you spell just right for me. But please, for the love of all things current, include blogging in your next spell check upgrade.

Thank you and do have a lovely day.

Amanda, a Blogger (not to be confused with a Bolger, Logger, Flogger, or Bolgier)


ElegantSnobbery said...


-not to be confused with 'sicker' 'slicker' or 'smacker'

Whimsical Creations said...


Lauren Alexander said...

Really? That is nuts that they don't have blogger in their "dictionary" yet. Funny post!

Tomer said...

> So don’t you think it’s high time
> that your spell check recognizes
> the word blogging? Seriously.

There is a good spell check program Spell Check Anywhere (SpellCheckAnywhere.Com). It works in all programs, including blogs and articles. It comes with an optional grammar check.

Anonymous said...

Ha! You say it girl! I've been thinking the same thing for so long now. I'm not the best speller on the planet, but I hate it when spell check says I'm wrong, when I think I'm right, and I am!!

such a cute post.