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  1. fettpride's Avatar
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    May 13, 2010, 8:31 PM - Uhm ? What ? #1

    So today I'm responding to PM's like a good boy

    And low and behold, my spellcheck is in GERMAN !!!

    Anyone else run into this ???

    For instance ....

    I type "Helmet" and it flags as mis-spelled and suggests "Helmut".

    I type " Project", and it flags as mis-spelled and suggests "Projekt".

    Anyone else ? Or am I just special ? (No Jerry's Kids comments please)

    Chris
  2. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    May 13, 2010, 10:55 PM - Re: Uhm ? What ? #2

    Well you know your special but now your PC is special too lol
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    May 15, 2010, 7:29 AM - Re: Uhm ? What ? #3

    Well, the following essay has been floating around the web for years. . . I guess it's starting!!

    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro-English".

    In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

    There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be ekspekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away.

    By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

    After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru! And zen ze world!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 1:40 PM - Re: Uhm ? What ? #4

    ^^ THAT...was funny!!! ^^
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    Jun 5, 2010, 4:46 PM - Re: Uhm ? What ? #5

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Well, the following essay has been floating around the web for years. . . I guess it's starting!!

    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro-English".

    In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

    There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be ekspekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away.

    By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

    After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru! And zen ze world!

    then we'll all be going around looking for kyle again.
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    Jun 5, 2010, 8:27 PM - Re: Uhm ? What ? #6

    Quote fettpride said: View Post
    So today I'm responding to PM's like a good boy

    And low and behold, my spellcheck is in GERMAN !!!

    Anyone else run into this ???

    For instance ....

    I type "Helmet" and it flags as mis-spelled and suggests "Helmut".

    I type " Project", and it flags as mis-spelled and suggests "Projekt".

    Anyone else ? Or am I just special ? (No Jerry's Kids comments please)

    Chris

    Check your regional settings - what operating system are you running?

    I did this to my wife on purpose once - except that I switched everything to Japanese.
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    Jun 6, 2010, 12:45 AM - Re: Uhm ? What ? #7

    Superjedi - that was freakin awesome.