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Anyone else find it amusingly ironic that the spell check software in my browser doesn't recognize the word driverless?

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by:Phil Phillips
C'mon spellcheck - resistance is futile. Though, it looks like my browser has assimilated already.
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by:John
My driverless browser (Edge) spell checks fine without me adding it.
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by:Brian Matis
Huh... I'm on Chrome. If one of the browser makers would have gotten this added, you'd think it would have been the one that's actually working on building driverless cars... ;-)

Congrats to Microsoft for being forward thinking with their spellcheck!
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by:Andrew Leniart
Same here Brian, yet Word accepts driverless without a problem.  I get a lot of words not recognised in Chrome. Ha, it's asking me to correct "recognised" right now, even though I have all Regional and Locale settings pointing to Australia on my system. I guess we get what we pay for.  :)
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by:Lucas Bishop
OOC what's the difference between the two spellchecks? I'm guessing the Edge browser references some database deep within the Microsoft OS, while Chrome is accessing some cloud-based db?
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by:Brian Matis
@Andrew - Heh... the "recognised" spelling is certainly a regional thing. In the U.S. we'd spell it "recognized".

@Lucas - Interesting theory... At work I'm still on Windows 8 so it's got IE instead of Edge, and it recognized "driverless". (Still not enough to get me to switch back to IE from Chrome though ;-)

I'm hoping if I keep typing "driverless" enough, that machine learning will somehow eventually kick in and it'll become part of the dictionary on its own. (I know, I know... I could manually add it, but that would defeat the purpose!)
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by:Andrew Leniart
@Brian, if I'm totally honest, despite living in Australia since I was a toddler, without auto correct kicking in, I'd probably spell recognised with a "z" as well. Just seems to make more sense to me. Probably my European heritage kicking in, where they mostly spell words the way they sound :)
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by:Craig Kehler
Spell checkers have slowly but surely coerced me into spelling behaviour without the u. I hate the red squiggly lines!
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by:Brian Matis
@craig Ha! Just gotta set your spell check to non-US English. Then I think you'll get to put u's all over the place ;-)
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by:Craig Kehler
I'm a weird hybrid, probably due to author's I read and working internationally. Not worth any real concerted effort though with Typoglycemia and all. :)
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by:Jim Horn
Maybe there's some kind of 'MBA Buzzword Bingo' dictionary file that needs to be loaded.
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