Nissen v Nissan – the joys of spellchecking @mishaherwin @rasumova @ktscribbles #amwriting #dyslexia

I hate how no matter how many times you change the settings, Microsoft Word assumes we all want to write using American spellings. So I understand the frustration.

Jan Edwards

Because of my dyslexia I do keep the spellchecking function on as a matter of course but Microsoft and other software/social media sites can make this incredibly frustrating.

I have watched as Word especially (though Facebook can be as guilty) will change a word, without red-underlining it, not just once but several times after I have gone back and altered it.

These anomalies can often be put down to syntax – i.e. when writing dialogue where characters are not speaking in grammatically correct sentences.

At other times it is down to the software’s limited dictionary. I always have Word in the UK, rather than US, spelling and language mode but still have occasions when it throws a wobbly over Z versus S.

Because The Bunch Courtney Investigations are a crime series set in WW2 the number of ‘unrecognised’ words rises by some margin.

Today it was ‘Nissen’, as in Nissen hut. I was typing fairly…

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