Jan. 31st, 2012

Vocabulary

Jan. 31st, 2012 09:06 pm
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I'm becoming increasingly annoyed with Microsoft Word's limited vocabulary. The program is amazing for the editing process and all that, but I've come across the issue more than just a couple times where a word isn't recognized at all, or worse, isn't recognized by the program and yet shows up in the dictionary that the program allows you to bring up on the side of the window (its a very useful tool).

In every case I end up adding it into the word bank and pressing on, and that was fine at first, but after working on Gale (and even now polishing it), I decided to take a look at all the words that I had to enter into the bank.

Here's naming off a few:

antecubital
calvous
omelette
plait
polyamourous
pursed
reticella
stola
suss
tethered
tourettes
trapezed
unkept
vivisepulture

...They look incredibly inappropriate when lumped together like that...but you get the basic idea.

I'm not even going to lie at this point, I'm not in school currently and so I do take advantage of the Dictionary(dot)com app's daily word on my phone to keep myself sharp, but most of these words were not picked up through that.

I sort of wish that Word would allow me to choose what site the built-in dictionary pulled from, as it needs an internet connection to access the dictionary and therefore I assume it is working off of the internet. Perhaps there is an option somewhere, I'll have to look into it.

More curious now, after seeing my own plethora of added words, what sort of words do my other friends end up having to add in?

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