November 28th, 2012

Oblivion

"Fun" with spellcheckers!

Having finished my 50,000 words, I decided to spellcheck the bugger. I found precisely 6 spelling mistakes: 'beserker' (which I ALWAYS get wrong), 'defense', 'pretense', 'offense', 'vascillated' (which I swear I checked before writing), and 'drafty', plus one which I refused to admit was a mistake: 'artifact' instead of 'artefact'. The game uses "artifact" all the way through, and apparently that's correct American English, and you can justify both spellings perfectly well with Latin - so sod it, I'm keeping the 'i'.

But the point of this post isn't to congratulate myself on my l337 spelling skillz (which, after all, are as much down to luck as anything else). It's to share with you the wonders perpetuated by my spellchecker upon words from the fantasy universe. Enjoy: Collapse )