Occasionally, when chatting, it is fun to deliberately misspell words, dyaknowadImean?

OS X Lion is autocorrecting my misspellings into completely random words! Does anyone know how I can temporarily, (e.g. by holding down a key as i type the deliberately misspelled word?) disable autocorrect?

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Go to System Preferences, Keyboard, Shortcuts. Add a shortcut for All Applications. Give it the keystroke you like. The name should be: "Correct Spelling Automatically".

  • I like the way you are thinking - I'll try this...
    – dan8394
    Aug 12, 2011 at 10:12
  • It wrks!!!! :-)
    – dan8394
    Aug 12, 2011 at 10:15
  • PS There is no need to restart - the keyboard shortcut is activated without a restart.
    – dan8394
    Aug 12, 2011 at 10:16
  • Nice. For people who prefer the mouse, an AppleScript might work. Just a thought.
    – Moshe
    Aug 12, 2011 at 13:00

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