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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

How do you spell australia? How to spell australia?

"How do you spell australia" and "how to spell australia" are two very common queries on Google Search. Now let's say that perhaps you didn't know the first letter needed to be capitalised, what's an easy way to check.

I've created the preferred Australian English dictionary which is a free online resource. You can check the spelling of a word and the suggestions provided should give you the answer you need. For example, click on the following link to check the spelling of the word "australia".

Check how to spell australia

A list of spelling suggestions is provided.

As can be seen the first suggestion is the correct way to spell "australia", including the correct capitalisation.

Hopefully that answers the question.

Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Jim Carry describes Will Smith slapping Chris Rock as "it cast a pall".

Apart from the fact that I believe there's no excuse for violence I've refrained from commenting about the Will Smith/Chris Rock altercation.

Quite often I come across a word or word usage that I'm not familiar with and today I read a quote from Jim Carry which used the word "pall". As I didn't know the meaning of "pall" I decided to check the meaning of the word. The good thing is you can often deduce the meaning of the word from the context where the word is used. My first feeling was it cast a bad feeling over the situation.

Jim Carrey ‘sickened’ by standing ovation for Will Smith at Oscars after Chris Rock slap | — Australia’s leading news site

The word "pall" has a few meanings. One from the Macquarie dictionary is "to become insipid, distasteful, or wearisome". However, a meaning from the online Oxford dictionary, "Something regarded as enveloping a situation with an air of gloom or fear", I felt was also apt.

I've always found it's good to look up the meaning of words when you find a new word or a word is used in a way you wouldn't expect. I've often found people arguing over the meaning of a word when in fact both are right. It's just that often we assume a word has only one meaning and that is the meaning we know.

Kelvin Eldridge

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Wordle Help or Wordle Helper now available.

 Wordle has taken the world by storm. If you haven't heard of Wordle you probably soon will.

Basically Wordle is a word puzzle where you get six guesses to guess the five letter word. Each round you enter a word and you receive clues. The letters in the correct position show as green and the correct letters in the incorrect position show as yellow. Letters that aren't in the word are shown as grey.

TIP: The word you're trying to guess might have multiple duplicate letters but the clues you receive may or may not help you identify a letter is used twice. In other words don't rule out letters may be used multiple times in the word you're trying to guess.

Now of course for the fun of it we shouldn't use an aid to help solve the Wordle but sometimes it's just fun if you can't figure a puzzle out to get some help. Wordle Help or Wordle Helper has been written for those situations.

Wordle Help/Wordle Helper will only help if you have the correct letters in the correct position. But once you have two or more correct letters in the correct position Wordle Help can return the possible list of five letter words found in the preferred Australian English spelling dictionary.

You can find Wordle Help at

Kelvin Eldridge