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Vulgarity Checker

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by MikeW_DIS, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. MikeW_DIS

    MikeW_DIS Flightless Bird

    I'm looking for something that will alert me to typos in my Word docs and
    Outlook emails, which end up being vulgar words, like when you mean to type
    "as" but inadvertantly type "ass" instead, which is spelled correctly, so you
    aren't alerted to it, but don't really mean to use that word in a
    porfessional environment.

    Does anyone know of anything that MS offers in relation to this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    The word to look up in Word Help is "exclusion".



    MikeW_DIS wrote:
    > I'm looking for something that will alert me to typos in my Word docs and
    > Outlook emails, which end up being vulgar words, like when you mean to type
    > "as" but inadvertantly type "ass" instead, which is spelled correctly, so you
    > aren't alerted to it, but don't really mean to use that word in a
    > porfessional environment.
    >
    > Does anyone know of anything that MS offers in relation to this?
    >
    > Thanks!
     
  3. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    This is not generally possible because certain words like "ass" may not be vulgar
    to your recipient. "ass" in UK means a donkey - hardly a vulgar term! In fact
    some people don't regard any words as vulgar because if they were then clearly
    the lexicographers wouldn't have invented them and included in their
    dictionaries. Do you regard Peter Foldes's profession as PIMP a vulgar? If so
    why is he working as a pimp using his sister, mother, wife and in laws as his
    victims?

    hth


    MikeW_DIS wrote:

    > I'm looking for something that will alert me to typos in my Word docs and
    > Outlook emails, which end up being vulgar words, like when you mean to type
    > "as" but inadvertantly type "ass" instead, which is spelled correctly, so you
    > aren't alerted to it, but don't really mean to use that word in a
    > porfessional environment.
    >
    > Does anyone know of anything that MS offers in relation to this?
    >
    > Thanks!
     
  4. Thierry Fontenelle

    Thierry Fontenelle Flightless Bird

    Hi Mike,

    Have you tried using the contextual speller in Office 2007 ? If you type a
    sentence like the following one:

    It is not ass complicated as it sounds.

    You will see that “ass†is flagged with a blue squiggly line. If you
    right-click on the flagged word, you will see that the contextual speller
    offers “asâ€. It is not a vulgarity checker, but it tries to identify words
    which exist but are misspelled in a given context. You may want to read this
    post if you are interested in the difference between resorting to an
    exclusion dictionary (which would flag all occurrences of “assâ€, even when
    they are legitimate) and using the Office 2007 contextual speller:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/naturallangua...-a-word-from-office-s-speller-dictionary.aspx
    (I wrote it when I was still working for MS)

    Best wishes,

    Thierry Fontenelle [ex-MSFT]


    "MikeW_DIS" wrote:

    > I'm looking for something that will alert me to typos in my Word docs and
    > Outlook emails, which end up being vulgar words, like when you mean to type
    > "as" but inadvertantly type "ass" instead, which is spelled correctly, so you
    > aren't alerted to it, but don't really mean to use that word in a
    > porfessional environment.
    >
    > Does anyone know of anything that MS offers in relation to this?
    >
    > Thanks!
     

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