Originally Posted by femel
Turn off predictive input.
Go to Options -> Language scroll to the bottom and click on Input Options. Scroll to the bottom and uncheck predictive input. You will love your new Pearl!
Thanks, that makes sense now. I think I find predictive input useful lots of times, it's just when odd words come up that it creates a problem. Going to multitap, or simply accepting having to backspace on those relatively rare occasions may be what I must do. But this clarifies my options. thanks again.