In a recent post, I poked a little fun at people whose complete trust of spellcheckers occasionally puts them in awkward positions, such as inadvertently apologizing for their lack of bladder control (sorry for the incontinence!).

Then there are those who don’t seem to notice that spellcheckers exist. Am I the only one who has noticed that the most common Internet spelling of “ridiculous” is “rediculous”? That “probably” has become “prolly” online? “Frustrated” has people “flusterated”? If you follow any online forums, you know exactly what I’m talking about.


The worst part is that nearly every forum system I’ve seen has a built-in spellchecker. Most are pretty easy to use. Typically, one has to press a small button, and questionable words will be highlighted. Even I can understand that technology.

Have any other examples that you see far too often? Share them with me (sflood@sfwriting.com), and I may include them the next time I’m in the mood for a little rediculousness.