Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Merriam-Webster's browser toolbar

As regular readers will know, I struggle with the English language. When a spell checker can’t help me with the difference between “effect” and “affect” I turn to Merriam-Webster online.

I have just noticed that they have taken the logical step of adding a browser toolbar. Apart from an initial turf-war with my beloved Google toolbar things have settled down nicely. I especially like the context sensitive look-up for those tricky long words.

2 comments:

Carencro said...

I ken a kinship wid you, effect and affect are also problems with, regarding definitions, cee amen, gee

Rupert said...

Thanks Carencro. I like the fact your blog has less postings and content than mine, but has already generated considerably more interest :o)

Regarding a personal affinity: I checked your profile, and I can get with you on "Moby Dick" and "The Third Man", but "Mona Lisa" is a deal-breaker.

If it took me a while to work out your comment wasn't actually spam, then God help my spam filter.