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Stay Safe From Grammar Nazis

It's no fun being made fun of for your grammar online by writing geeks.

It's no fun being made fun of for your grammar online by writing geeks.

Friday, July 30, 2010 0:35 GMT

WILMINGTON, Del. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s always some grammar nazi around to point out your written mistakes online.

But now, those who don’t know the difference between the three different types of “theres” can defend themselves from those who love to poke fun at simple writing errors with WhiteSmoke.com.

The online application is programmed into a person’s computer and corrects most written spelling and grammar errors, and translates other languages with high accuracy.

Users highlight whatever they want proofread within a document and WhiteSmoke makes sure it’s safe to print or post on the Internet.

Spokesperson Liran Brener says the only time WhiteSmoke is outsmarted is when people misspell words so grossly and purposely that there’s no other word that the program could think to replace it with.

As a result, teenagers who tend to write in slang text message format or add numbers to words may find no use for the system.

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