You may have noticed that, when updating your Facebook status, certain words might occasionally show up in the text box with a red squiggly line under them. This red squiggly line typically indicates that you have spelled a word incorrectly.
If the correct spelling is unavailable, you can usually google the word to find the correct spelling. Unless you have completely butchered the word, you should be able to easily find the correct spelling using the tools available right at your fingertips.
If you find that you have butchered the word so badly that you are unable to find the correct spelling using either the spellcheck or Google, then you might try thinking back to kindergarten when you first learned how to sound out individual letters and try one more time to spell the word as close to correct as possible.
Please note, spell check does not guard against improper use of such words as your, you’re, there, their, and they’re, so please proofread accordingly.
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