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The Vagaries of Spell Check

Aaron Schmidt showed me this site in the Boise airport a few weeks ago and it has intrigued me ever since.
It’s a map of all the web instances and spelling variations of Arrrghhh! and the popularity of each.
It’s intriguiing to me because it clearly shows the challenges of such features as spellcheck ad “did you mean?” and Boolean truncation, and more. Makes me say hmmmm.
What is the correct spelling of Aarrghhh! anyway.

Posted on: July 31, 2006, 7:54 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. I type it all the time and I lean towards ARGH! or if I am especially pirate like that day- AAArrrrgh!

  2. I tend to go with the classic and simple “argh”. Adding more letters is poetic license.