Yearly Archives: 2011

Dec 29th 2011

Dec 26th 2011

Holiday Special! 20% Off Ginger Now!

Want error-free holiday cards? Looking to have a clean 2012, without grammar or spelling mistakes? Want to give a friend the gift of more polished texts? We’re offering our leading product, Ginger Premium, at 20% off for our blog readers/facebook fans!

Click on Ginger-Santa to buy now. Coupon code is: Xmas11.
Wishing you happy holidays and a happy new year, from all of us at Ginger!

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Dec 7th 2011

Holiday Special! Black Friday fraud, cranberry takeover, and holiday gifts for the grammatically challenged

For those of you who have celebrated Thanksgiving, we hope it was a delicious and meaningful one. For those of you who haven’t had the chance, we’re going to try and make up for it with this holiday special spelling news flash!

As Long As You Must Cheat, Cheat Properly
Cranberry or Cranbury? Who Cares, if it’s Delicious
Grammar Gifts for the Grammatically Challenged


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Nov 29th 2011

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Sep 15th 2011

Toddlers understand English grammar too!

A new study, published in Cognitive Science journal, shows that even very young toddlers are able to understand English grammar. Most two year olds can already understand a good amount of words, and combine two or three words together, but cannot yet form full length sentences with English grammar. A new research suggests that even before toddlers are able to form full sentences, they can understand English grammar constructions and use those to understand complex conversations.


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Aug 22nd 2011

Caution! Spelling mistakes ahead!

Sneaky spelling mistakes can hide in the most important places – not only in your emails, business docs, and personal notes, but also in surprising places at the side of the road.

There are several common types of mistakes we see a lot at Ginger:

  • Typos: accidentally switching between two consequent letters in a word, using letters that are close by on the keyboard, etc.
  • Repetition of letters or symbols: this is a very common mistake that is rather unique to typing (not very common when handwriting, I suspect…)
  • While the types of mistakes above are rather easy for a spell-checker to catch and fix, the third type is the trickiest. Those are homophones – words that sound the same, but have a different meaning. Doe and dough, flu and flew, wail and whale. Such words can be very wrong in the context they are used, but are still a legit word.  This is why it’s important to use a context-based spell checker, that not only checks that each word is correct, but makes sure you use it correctly within your entire sentence.

Holler at us if you come across any funny misspelled signs, and don’t forget to proofread!

Wishing you a great week,

Adva and the Ginger team.


Aug 11th 2011

What makes a word a word?

One of the challenges of developing a strong spell checker is creating a database of words that are considered correct; or rather the question of how we decide what word is a word?