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To think just fucking google it?!

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scentednappyhag Sat 03-Nov-12 12:36:36

I know this is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but my gosh it's annoying.
DH is using the computer, and keeps asking me to spell things out for him. He's on a computer, it has spellcheck and google! Why does he keep interrupting me to spell stupid words for his stupid game that I don't care about?!
Argh.
He has no special needs etc, just fecking lazy angry
WIBU to throw a dictionary at him next time he asks?

ImperialFireworksInMyKnickers Sat 03-Nov-12 12:40:15

Does he actually realise spellcheck is available? Because mine didn't until I showed him.

If he knows but can't be arsed to turn it on, I have a nice heavy OED here for you to chuck at his head.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 03-Nov-12 12:40:22

<offers sympathy and the Oxford Edition>

scentednappyhag Sat 03-Nov-12 12:43:05

Imperial, he works in IT, so I hope he knows it available grin
It just drives me mad. He's constantly asking me to set timers on my phone instead of doing it on his own, or not bothering to look for something before asking me where it is. It's almost as if he just can't be bothered to do anything himself... Hmm. hmm

3verything Sat 03-Nov-12 12:49:35

Try this, works everytime for me. bit.ly/TAYLEL
Just go to lmgtfy.com and then follow the steps to make one. :P

freddiefrog Sat 03-Nov-12 13:05:02

My DH is the same when he's playing Scrabble online.

Then doesn't believe me if the way I think it should be spelled is different to the letters he has available

Drives me nuts

lovebunny Sat 03-Nov-12 14:17:25

perhaps he just wants you to share.

cheekydevil Sat 03-Nov-12 14:21:10

Yanbu the amount of times that people pm me or I see questions on here that I google to give them the answers to and I think "why didn't they just do that themselves?" hmm

scentednappyhag Sat 03-Nov-12 14:23:06

I do not want to share Lovebunny. I have absolutely no desire to be involved in his conquering of distant planets. I'm pretty certain he doesn't want me to assist either. He's lay-zee.

WineGoggles Sat 03-Nov-12 16:04:14

Happens all the time on forums too, where people ask a question that's so easily answered by searching online confused

Longdistance Sat 03-Nov-12 16:07:07

Yanbu. It's bloody annoying. Doing a crossword with my dh is murder!!!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 03-Nov-12 16:38:51

YANBU - also when people at work ask out loud "What day is it/what's the date today?" thereby putting everyone else around them off their stride.

Just... why? It's displayed on your phone, desktop, email calendar, and that little free calendar right... there. Do you want us to think you're adorably scatterbrained, because we don't. We just think you're an arse.

scentednappyhag Sat 03-Nov-12 16:43:59

I am so glad that I'm not the only one irrationally seething about people doing this grin makes me feel quite reasonable indeed!

HellonHeels Sat 03-Nov-12 16:59:04

I got a corker at work only this week. Colleague interrupted me to ask "is that clock the right time?" A clock that I cannot see from my desk, when she was sitting at her own desk, with a clock readily available on her PC. Grrr

HellonHeels Sat 03-Nov-12 16:59:53

So no, YANBU in the slightest.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 03-Nov-12 17:03:22

It makes me feel useful and wanted to spell for everyone in my house.
I am the walking dictionary here and I love it.
YABU.

HecatePhosphorus Sat 03-Nov-12 17:03:36

Oh yes, this would drive me nuts.

I hope you aren't telling him!

He will learn faster if you just say "I don't know. Google/spellcheck it." and never tell him.

Or give him the wrong spellings grin

scentednappyhag Sat 03-Nov-12 17:16:56

verysmallsqueak are you perchance pulling my leg? wink
hecate I've been putting silent letters in the words and acting baffled when the pc doesn't recognise it. I'm a child grin

HecatePhosphorus Sat 03-Nov-12 17:22:47

I am too because I would be having SO much fun

or should I say phun. grin

Has he realised?

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 03-Nov-12 17:24:52

I like it when my friend does it. It makes me feel useful. I know, I know.

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 03-Nov-12 17:26:07

Ooh I see I'm not the only one!

Mind you English is his second language...but he's been speaking it for 33 years smile

One of the very few things I'm quite good at is spelling.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 03-Nov-12 17:27:24

scented just a little bit.

(But it does make me feel clever.)

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Sat 03-Nov-12 17:30:37

Spell out random words to him when he asks.

Like

Spaghetti
Gepetto
Lazy arse wink

HecatePhosphorus Sat 03-Nov-12 17:37:54

Or you could do what my dad did every single time any of us asked him how to spell a word

D
I
C
T
I
O
N
A
R
Y

It got old fast! grin

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