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  Reply # 1776205 5-May-2017 12:40
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DarthKermit:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Google Chrome browser spellchecker not recognising obscure words. In this case, "cosy." undecided

 

 

I just need to spell like an American. It's cozy.

 

 

I just recently changed Chrome to use English UK instead of the default English US, and mine is happy with either cosy or cozy now.

 

EDIT: Actually mine was set to use both dictionaries... oops. When I just disabled the spellchecker from English US now it says the cosy is correct and cozy is incorrect.


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  Reply # 1776414 5-May-2017 16:13
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Behodar:

 

Paul1977: You can Google them, but that takes up a lot more of your time compared to the 2 seconds saved by the person who typed the acronym. I personally don't like any time saving method that results in the other party having to expend more time.

 

Things like LOL and WTF are pretty universally recognised, but ones I've come across here that I've had to Google are IANAL, FTFY, SWMBO, YMMV, IIRC, and many others.

 

It's not the end of the world, but it is annoying to have to Google the meaning of something written in an English language forum.

 

 

I remember running into something like "This is a completely stupid idea SMH" and all I could think was "Sydney Morning Herald". Turns out that it means "shaking my head"...

 

 

So glad I'm not the only one... :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1776436 5-May-2017 17:05
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My toaster. 

 

Undercooks. Burns. One side pale the other burnt. Doesn't pop up.

 

I dont think I've ever owned a toaster that did what it said on the box.





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  Reply # 1776449 5-May-2017 17:36
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sock sizes

 

why do the make size 7-10

 

and you're a size 10 and they are so small so you have to get a size 11- 13

 

and if you're more than a size 13 you can't find socks that fit

 

why cant they make it 

 

7-9 10-12 13-15 etc


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  Reply # 1776552 5-May-2017 19:58
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kiwifidget:

My toaster. 


Undercooks. Burns. One side pale the other burnt. Doesn't pop up.


I dont think I've ever owned a toaster that did what it said on the box.



Buy a Dualit.

Not only will it make the best toast ever, but also it will last long enough to go in your will.






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  Reply # 1776557 5-May-2017 20:03
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Rikkitic:

MikeB4:


Rikkitic:


What happened to the good old English language? If you have something to say, just say it.


 



 


OK, jeg vil forsøge at 



Laten wij het daar niet over hebben.


 



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  Reply # 1776572 5-May-2017 20:12
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Paul1977:

 

but ones I've come across here that I've had to Google are IANAL, FTFY, SWMBO, YMMV, IIRC, and many others.

 

It's not the end of the world, but it is annoying to have to Google the meaning of something written in an English language forum.

 

 

These, plus QFT, are pretty much geek/forum speak going back to IRC days... and considering where we are ... :D


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  Reply # 1776585 5-May-2017 20:26
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Dont get a kambrook. Slowest thing ever. So slow. Ive finished my coffee before toast is done.





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  Reply # 1776586 5-May-2017 20:27
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I reset a windows notebook today that had been out on loan. Afterwards it wouldn't download Windows Updates (but nagged me about it). Wouldn't download Windows Defender definitions (but nagged me about it). Wouldn't let me browse any websites, including microsoft.com, without multiple warnings about certificates being invalid. Wouldn't let me download Chrome to try and work around the Edge/IE issues.

 

Eventually (very eventually. After much frustration) I twigged that it also wasn't getting a network time - it thought it was still March. Which meant that it thought all the certificates were post dated. Which was what was stopping Windows Update, Defender Update, and setting the blasted clock to the right time.

 

Manually set the time and all problems solved. My own dimwittedness at fault but still *really* annoying.


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  Reply # 1776602 5-May-2017 20:33
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Election year.


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  Reply # 1776625 5-May-2017 20:49
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ageism





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Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 Mac user, Windows curser, Chrome OS desired.

 

A Tiger in Africa, probably escaped from the Zoo.

 

 


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  Reply # 1776658 5-May-2017 21:46
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Age.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


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  Reply # 1776661 5-May-2017 21:53
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The fact that I will die before interstellar space travel happens.






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  Reply # 1776665 5-May-2017 22:10
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Geektastic:
kiwifidget:

 

My toaster. 

 

 

 

Undercooks. Burns. One side pale the other burnt. Doesn't pop up.

 

 

 

I dont think I've ever owned a toaster that did what it said on the box.

 



Buy a Dualit.

Not only will it make the best toast ever, but also it will last long enough to go in your will.

 

Holy crap. I just looked up Dualit Toasters. At that price you would expect them to last generations.





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  Reply # 1776666 5-May-2017 22:11
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Plumbers that will "be there after 2.30" that turn up at 6pm... with the basin that was faulty, so they go back and get the proper one and really arrive at 7.10 on a friday night. 

 

Nearly cost me a job interview.


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