Incidentally, if you find aspell clumsy the way it doesn't like to check single words from the commandline the way ispell does, then you might like this simple little script:
while [ 1 ]
read -e -p "word: "
echo $REPLY | aspell pipe | tail -n 2
It sits in a permanent loop, prompting for a word and then printing its suggestions after you press ENTER. I keep a terminal open running this script while I'm writing, so if I need help with a word I type it in there and go back to my writing with the answer. _________________ A life! Cool! Where can I download one of those from?