Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Post by steve.tolk » Mon, 28 Mar 2005 01:57:32


ummary: Here is a list of words people may want to add to their
English exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC .
People should edit this list for their own needs!
In the actual dictionary these must be one per line, and sorted.
If you find more such words, please reply to this posting.

al ass c*ck continuos c*nt f*ck f*cker fist het histyory jus lat les
manger massage mo ofd p*ss p*ssy pf pont sh*t sued suing t*ts
thru wt yearend yore

Details: The Exclude Dictionary contains words that are in the main
dictionary used by Microsoft Word, but that should be checked during a
spelling check. It is located in the same directory as custom.dic,
typically "c:\Documents and Settings\<user id>\Application
Data\Microsoft\Proof" and the English one is named MSSP3EN.EXC . It
is sometimes called the exclusion dictionary or exception dictionary.
It contains many words, some obscure, some common, that are likely to
be typos. For example, "al" is an East Indian tree, "pf" is
Picofarad, "wt" is weight, "massage" might be a typo for message,
"manger" for manager, etc. I compiled the above list (based in part
on earlier posts to microsoft.public.word.spelling.grammar and related
groups). I sanitized the spelling of the dirty words; you must
replace the * with the right vowel.

When spell check is run and it prompts about a word in the exclude
dictionary if you say "Ignore All" it gets stuck on that word. You
must says "ignore Once". I am pretty sure this is a bug.

See also "WD2000: How to Create an Exclude Dictionary"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B211306 and
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/ExcludeWordFromDic.htm
The article "WD: Misspelled Words in Main Dictionary"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=125803 explains that histyory (sic)
and ofd, plus continuous, are in the main dictionary. This shows that
it was created in part by manual techniques, and that it was not
checked against other word lists, e.g., yawl.lst .

Unfortunately the support for exclude dictionaries inside Word is
weak. It is not visible in the Options | Spelling list that shows the
custom dictionaries. Putting "exclude dictionary" into the answer
wizard first suggests "Create and use custom dictionaries" but there
is nothing useful there. I think there should be, because these are
custom, i.e., each user can have a different one (or none at all).
There is information under the somewhat misleading name "Specify a
preferred spelling for a word". There is also nothing useful under
"The spelling checker didn't find specific errors in my document or
didn't mark them with wavy underlines". This should state that there
may be obscure words in the main dictionary you can put in your
exclude dictionary. Unfortunately there is no way to allow a
capitalized word if the uncapitalized word is excluded, e.g., adding
"Sue" to custom.dic will not help if "sue" is in the exclude
dictionary. Unfortunately there is no way to put a hyphenated word
in the exclude dictionary if the individual pieces are words,
e.g. cannot exclude "half-time". Unfortunately there is no way to
exclude phrases, e.g. "dialogue box".

The exclude dictionary is only used in Outlook if you specify Word as
the editor see "OL2000: How to Use Custom Dictionary Settings in
Outlook" http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=247411. Based on my test
Excel 2002 does not use the exclude dictionary.

How can I officially send these suggest
 
 
 

Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Post by JoAnn Paul » Mon, 28 Mar 2005 03:21:59

lthough I agree that *some* of those words should be added to a standard
dictionary, I don't think all of them should be. I use the word "thru" often
in business documents and personal ones. I rarely use the f-word. (That's
not to say that if I'm angry enough that word doesn't find it's way into my
vocabulary but there is a time and a place for it. On a computer I can take
a moment to think about my choice of words.)

And by the way, the correct abbreviation for picofarad is pF.

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Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Post by steve.tolk » Tue, 29 Mar 2005 09:48:18

Dear JoAnn,
My second sentence was: People should edit this list for their own
needs! You and many others may not want to exclude "thru". Lawyers
will not want to exclude "sued", etc.

You, I, and most people do not use dirty words in the documents we
write. The reason to add these to the exclude dictionary is that if
they are typed by accident the damaging effect is quite bad. When I
type fast I have left the f out of shift.

As you point out "the correct abbreviation for picofarad is pF" which
makes it even more irritating that Microsoft put "pf" in the main
English dictionary.

Thank you for the link to
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
suggestions there.

Steve Tolkin
 
 
 

Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Post by Doug Potte » Wed, 30 Mar 2005 03:05:30

Of the words you earlier proposed, it is not necessary (at least in Office
2003) to add "continuos"
"het" "histyory" "ofd" or "pont" - as they are not in the current
dictionary. Perhaps they were in earlier versions, but it at least shows we
are making some progress.

I will speak to our lexicographer about "pF." "al" is part of several
multi-word expressions: "al fresco"

In the next version of Office, current plan is that all the applications
honor the exclude dictionary. I had hoped that Office would have time to
make the editing of exclusion dictionaries easier, but as of now, it will
not be.

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Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Post by steve.tolk » Tue, 19 Apr 2005 09:25:16

I discovered another non-word that is in the standard dictionary:
"tbs".

Other words that are likely to be typos (for me) and which I added to
the exclude dictionary: lust and lusts for (list and lists), and ruin
and ruins (for run and runs).
 
 
 

Words to add to exclude dictionary MSSP3EN.EXC

Post by Cindy M -W » Thu, 21 Apr 2005 01:04:49

> I discovered another non-word that is in the standard dictionary:
Actually, this would be the common cooking abbreviation for
tablespoons :-)

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
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2004)
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