Customize your spell checker to work more effectively for you. Also in this News Roundup: bunkhum words, AMA Style questions answered, hyphenation rules, and more.
If your spell checker doesn’t work as well as you want it to, “10 Spelling Checker Secrets for Microsoft Word” will help you adjust the tool to work better for you. (PCWorld)
More great articles
- “Poppycock, Bunkum and Rawmaish”: The language of hogwash. (Macmillan Dictionary Blog)
- “Beggars Can Be Choosers”: If a phrase’s loose usage is used more often than its formal usage, which should you use? (Language Corner)
- “Questions From Users of the Manual”: Questions include using the en dash and abbreviating echocardiography. (AMA Style Insider)
- “Hyphenation: The Big Picture”: A few rules for hyphenating compound modifiers. (Grammar Underground)