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Late Breaking News! Rasma on the forefront of technological upgrade!

Opera is hip, it’s now, it’s the web browser for the cutting edge of (mainly) young Norwegians with high amounts of student loan. A grassroots Norwegian invention, it was a maverick when Explorer was the mainstream. It must be at least five years ago that I first heard of it, from my computer nerdy electronics majors, boys with PCs wired to their nerve endings and brain lobes. When they said they used Opera my heart skipped a beat and I was a bit afraid for them, in a matronly manner. Later, my daughter, a media major, used it in her studies; then her department head showed me he used it to watch cricket matches and a hip young colleague showed me the wisdom of using different browsers for different websites, and a year or so ago I logged on.

Since, I have used Opera for various purposes, alongside Safari and Firefox at home and Explorer at my school office. It’s a nice web browser, superior in certain features, but apparently I have not used it so very often, not often enough to have ever encountered the situation that arose this morning when I wrote the word “blog” and the Opera spellchecker underlined it in red. What the? I right clicked the word (or in Mac terms, double fingered it) and was given a exhaustive list of alternatives:

b log
Ignore all
Add word

So I added it.

I, little ole Rasma Haidri, added the word “blog” to the Opera spellchecker dictionary. Yessirree, it was me.

Now, I don’t even know if my action did more than remove the red line temporarily from my immediate piece of writing, or add it to my computer’s cookie version of Opera, but let’s assume the best. So, all of you nerdy cutting edge Opera users out there, fear not the spellchecker of Opera (which, since I haven’t taken care of matters yet, also does not recognize the word “spellchecker”) turning your “blog” into “glob” or “bog” or god help us “biog”. I have put the word into the dictionary.

Whew. Good thing I was paying attention, huh?

And to all you trendy maverick urberintellectual Opera developers, as your potential English teacher let me say this: go back to school and learn to spell!


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