I hate misspelling words. Hate it.
I am pretty good at spelling.
Sometimes I make mistakes. It seems that my mistakes typically occur with words that have double letters. I’ll use a single letter when double letters are required.
I got eliminated from a 5th grade spelling bee because I fucked up the word “paralel” [parallel].
Firefox has a nice spell-check feature that shows up for you when typing in text areas. A text area is a free-form box that you can type shit in.
If you use Blogger, you use text areas all the time — it’s the space where you type the body of your blog post.
So, like I said, I am good at spelling, but if I do make a mistake when typing in a text area, a red underline appears with the word Firefox thinks I messed up.
There is another kind of HTML widget called a text box, which you cannot type freeform text in. It’s a simple little box where you can input a limited amount of information. The place where you type the title of your blog post uses a text box.
Firefox does not do any kind of spell check for text boxes, which I guess makes sense, seeing as you’re not typing as much as in a text area. Unfortunately, when you make a spelling error, you are not alerted to it.
So, since I didn’t have Firefox reminding me, “Hey lunkhead, you spelled this wrong!”, I misspelled “Millennium” as “Millenium” in this post title.
You may notice that Millennium is spelled properly in the title now. I fixed it.
However, as you may or may not know, the direct link URL that is created for one’s blog post actually uses text from the blog title. The URL does not get updated when one updates the title of the post.
So, unless I delete it (I’m not), this misspelling will follow me around for fucking forever.
Yes, I am insane.