Bad Grammar and All That…

One of those tweaks that I have always wanted for my blog is a Spell Checker. I hate to make errors, but sometimes I just don’t want to take the time to go and look things up. Now there is a Spell Checker plugin for WordPress! Yeah! [via Matt]

Yesterday I went to look up a word online, only to discover that my favorite dictionary site, Merriam-Webster Online is no longer free. What?!? *sniff* How can they figure out things like the fact that blog was the most looked-up word of 2004 if the service is no longer free? I’m sad that they have changed their policy. I can understand why – who needs to go and buy a dictionary if it is all online for free? But it is still so much more convenient when it is online.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “Bad Grammar and All That…” is still free, Christine — it’s just that certain newer or unusual words (including “blog”) are only accessible with a paid account. Look up “snarky” or “cheap” or “exclusive,” though, and you’ll find that lookups are free just like before.

Actually, when I first got the “sign up” message, I was looking up a common word – I just used blog as an example in my post. I’ll go back and try it again though – maybe it just felt like being mean to me. 😉

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