"Unless you are one of those who writes everything you write
from inside one of those behemoth office-style word (or is it
world?) processors, a fast, convenient, powerful, and stand-alone
spell checker is a very hand thing to have around. Luckily for us
in the Unix/Linux world, we've had one forever: it's called Ispell.
Climb down out of that rodent-driven environment you spend too much
time in for awhile, and I'll show you.
"According to the International Ispell home page, R. E. Gorin
chiseled the original out of PDP-10 assembler code in 1971. Pace
Willison ported that version to C in the early 80s, and later in
the decade it was adopted by Walt Buehring, who made it available
on the Internet. The current version is maintained by Geoff
Kuennig, who is also the guy who made it international. There is
even a version for the Emacs afflicted, but we won't go into