Thanks tilt... that makes perfect sense. What I thought was the inbuilt spelling checker was just Google Chrome demonstrating what a superior web browser it is. I've been using it since the day venerable Appicchato put me onto it.
Now that we're clear on the issue we'll find out what spell check options exist. In the meantime, move to Google Chrome because it's cool.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)