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Wavy red underline blindness

๐Ÿ•›๏ธŽ - 2020-08-29

Watching a couple of presentations today, it struck me that a lot of people apparently have developed "wavy red underline blindness".

Even screenshots of windows with text included the "you've probably spelled this wrong"-markings, and nobody even raised an eyebrow!

It is always the first thing I turn off in browsers, word processors and everywhere else I encounter it.

Not [only] because I'm excellent at spelling, but because the false positive rate of spelling mistakes is waaay too high for the markings to be useful.

Bonus tip: to spell check the current word in Emacs, press M-$.

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