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#2037954 - 02/23/13 12:30 PM Spellcheck and musical terms
pianoloverus Offline
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Since my typing skills are so poor I regularly get many words in a post highlighted in red by spell check. But sometimes my spelling of musical terms is actually correct but the limitations of spell check lead to some amusing suggested corrections. A few recent ones I've seen and a few I just tested:

Sarabande should be corrected to Sandbar
Arpeggiation should be Peregrination
Allemande should be Mandela
Gigue should be Miguel
Courante should be raconteur
Giocoso should be Georgio
Allegrissimo should be generalissimo
Prestissimo sb impressionist
con moto sb con moo or con motor
chaconne sb chaperone
pollini sb polling or poplin
kissin sb (you can guess that one)
uchida sb cherida
bolet sb colet or bolt
lipatti sb patti
bachauer sb chaucer
saint saens sb saint mensa
Kaplinsky sb kandinsky
medtner sb meddler
fiorentino sb florentine
gottschalk sb scottsdale
penarrio sb scenario
Scarbo sb Scarborough
dohnanyi sb dominant
totentanz sb potentate
ondine sb online or iodine

Do you have any amusing suggestions that you've seen?











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#2037962 - 02/23/13 12:41 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Ha!! That's too good smile

Giocoso should be chanced to sociology for me.

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#2038024 - 02/23/13 02:39 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
Mark_C Online   content
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My wordperfect program doesn't recognize "berceuse," and suggests BERKOWITZ. smile

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#2038037 - 02/23/13 03:02 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
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You can add words to the spellcheck dictionary

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#2038040 - 02/23/13 03:08 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: debrucey]
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Originally Posted By: debrucey
You can add words to the spellcheck dictionary

Only if it works right. grin

When my stuff got re-installed into a new computer, you couldn't do that any more. So, it keeps wanting berkowitz instead of berceuse. ha

But even when you can, the thing is, you keep getting fun stuff like this when you give it something new.

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#2038083 - 02/23/13 04:53 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
MathGuy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 232
Loc: California
Thinking of the Chaperone in D minor certainly gave me a smile! Thanks for the list.

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#2038190 - 02/23/13 10:20 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: MathGuy]
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Originally Posted By: MathGuy
Thinking of the Chaperone in D minor....

Maybe to make sure you don't stray too much into the major. ha

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#2038197 - 02/23/13 10:35 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
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Firefox tells me Kreisler should be Kessler
Kissin -> Kissing of course (oops, already mentioned)
Yuja -> Yuga
Courante -> Colourant, Courtesan, Counteract
Grazioso -> Grazing's
Tessitura -> Necessitate

It is almost disappointing when I try a term and no correction is suggested!
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#2038206 - 02/23/13 10:46 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
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Stretto -> Street
Tritone -> Baritone (at least it is still a musical term)
Scordatura -> Coloratura
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#2038238 - 02/24/13 12:26 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
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Mieczyslaw: Cole Slaw
Horszowski: Horse Power
Luvisi: Visibly
Esa: Es, Elsa, Esau, Eva, Es a
Pekka: Pukka, Topeka
Salonen: Salon en, Salon-en, Alone
Maestoso: Asbestos

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#2038241 - 02/24/13 12:31 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
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Alkan -> Allan, Alan, Balkan, Alkali
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#2038259 - 02/24/13 02:12 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King
Mieczyslaw: Cole Slaw
Horszowski: Horse Power....

He might have gotten a wider audience if he called himself Cole Slaw Horsepower! ha

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#2038387 - 02/24/13 10:45 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
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cortot > contort
brailowsky > brainpower
pires > pores, piers, pies
gilels > gills, Giselle
argerich > charger
andsnes > andes
brendel > blender
busoni > bunion
arrau > array, aura
stretto > street
cziffra > riffraff
grimaud > grimaced
kocsis > tocsins
ligeti > litigate
kapell > capella
langlang > gangland
hemiola > Iolanthe
accelerando > accelerator
piu mosso > pie moss
rallentando > Talleyrand
lupu > lupus, luau, pullup
Piazzolla > pianola


























Edited by pianoloverus (02/24/13 11:05 AM)

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