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Just before clicking "add comment", I was checking the text for the red underlined spelling errors. But there were a lot of red lines. Now English is not my native language, but I'm pretty sure that "very" is not a typo?

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The screenshot is from Chrome. I get a lot of red lines while posting this question too (including "too", haha) so it might be Chrome related.

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That's a chrome issue -- nothing in the SO code produces those red underlines. This belongs on SuperUser ;-) –  The Unhandled Exception May 19 '10 at 13:08
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Why was this voted down? It is a very clear and concise question, with a screenshot to boot. It doesn't matter that it turned out to be a Chrome issue, it appears to be an SO one. –  devinb May 19 '10 at 13:17
    
@devinb, may be because not yet friday? :) –  YOU May 19 '10 at 13:22
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Says your location's the Netherlands - you're probably using a non-English dictionary. Or an English dictionary that's horribly messed up... –  Aarobot May 19 '10 at 13:46
    
Now I'm wondering what "the" means in Dutch... or "Definitely" :) –  Andomar May 19 '10 at 15:33

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May be you need to install dictionary for spell-checking

http://superuser.com/questions/142379/how-can-i-install-additional-dictionaries-for-chrome

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Changing the spell checking language in Chrome's options fixed this. And I thought it was a neat StackOverflow JavaScript that added the wavy lines! Thanks. –  Andomar May 19 '10 at 13:12
    
Oh ok, spell checking need reasonably big dictionary, so doing through javascript is overkill, most will not do that. :) –  YOU May 19 '10 at 13:15

That's an issue with Chrome, not with Stack Overflow. Not sure why that's happening. Did you update to the newest edition of Chrome?

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Help->About says it's up-to-date. Version 4.1.249.1064. As a practical matter, it's up to StackOverflow to make sure it works in Chrome, not the other way round ;) –  Andomar May 19 '10 at 13:08
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@Andomar: No, StackOverflow has absolutely nothing to do with those red lines. That's purely Chrome and there's nothing the SO team can do about them. –  The Unhandled Exception May 19 '10 at 13:10

I'm also using Chrome (4.1.249.1064 (45376)) but cannot reproduce: alt text

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