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Surprising words in spelling check

February 25th, 2009 (02:30 pm)
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I happened to write a message here at work including the words "Now ORD is being shut down by an attack of triffids,". Then I noticed that my auto-spell-check didn't complain about "triffid". Both Firefox and Thunderbird have it in their dictionaries.

(The Fedora standard dictionary doesn't. They're a little more conservative, I think—I had to argue with them to get them to add "Barack" and "Obama".)

...and I just clicked "Spell check" instead of "Post" or "Preview", and discovered LJ's dictionary does have "triffid", but doesn't have "Firefox", "Thunderbird", "Barack", or "Obama".