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    Posted: 24 Oct 14 at 4:15pm
Can't we turn it off?

Lot's of us can spell, do we really need something that substitutes gnat for gnav and all manner of other foolishness?
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Originally posted by iGRF

Can't we turn it off?

Lot's of us can spell, do we really need something that substitutes gnat for gnav and all manner of other foolishness?


You have to love a greengrocer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 14 at 1:59pm
anything that discourages use of the ghastly term gnav has to be a good thing though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 14 at 3:21pm
I seem to remember you claiming dyslexia previously though Mr F. That was in the days before the "i" though.

Is that some sort of urban dictionary thing PresEd?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 14 at 4:48pm
Nope, no dyslexia here, in fact until I head butted that wall, spelling was one of my few attributes, the reason I took up all this foruming, was to try and regain my vocab and to that end it has helped, however it has since become a stupid addiction try as I may I can't seem to rid myself of.

The only 'grocer' I recall with sailing connotations was 'Grocer Heath' so it went right over my head that one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 14 at 6:28pm
Greengrocers' apostrophe... normally the use of an apostrope on a plural eg

Carrot's 3/6 a lb...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Xpletive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 14 at 9:03pm
Originally posted by JimC

.......Carrot's 3/6 a lb...

Perfectly acceptable if it's a very large carrot, of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 14 at 9:22pm
Well I was of course clearly referring to the hero of Sodom & Gomorah and his impeccable spelling not to mention his offering of virgins rather than his guests to the Musto fleet.

Edited by iGRF - 26 Oct 14 at 9:23pm
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There is no spell checking on this forum. It is your browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari etc) that is doing this for you.

Check the relevant website for your software, and follow their instructions for switching spellcheck on/off, changing language and so on.

Why not find out about adding words to the dictionary. For example, I can right-click on GNAV and tell the computer it is an acceptable word. Then it won't be highlighted as a mistake again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Xpletive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 14 at 4:39pm
A GNAV is of course a clunky and often ineffective attempt to modernise the elegant and effective VANG.
I wonder if there is an FRGi somewhere.......
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