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A moment of amusement and to wonder what Autocorrect is actually thinking

By Tigger_Two ·
http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

WARNING: This site does not filter text obscenity (Read: four letter words including a popular one beginning with F) but rigorously disallows advertising that pops unwanted sound and video ads. It might not be safe for your work environment, but I don't know where you work.

My cousin turned me on to this site because sometimes it is just downright fun to read other people's frustrations with technology. I have to admit that I turn to this site and it's sister site, Wrongnumbertexts, when I just need to laugh. Some are pretty lame, but so many of them will have you giggling for hours.

I remember the earlier days of Word and some of the corrections IT suggested that had us laughing and then emailing friends to try it out. It would appear that either Autocorrect has developed an even greater sense of humor than the Word of 1997 or that we have all gotten a bit more lazy about checking what we are sending.

Of course, the solution to finding one's self in Autocorrect h*ll is to simply turn it off. The problem is that Autocorrect can be a useful tool.

Have you ever found yourself sending an unintended text to someone? Are you willing to admit it? Do you use the Autocorrect feature on your smart device?

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OMG!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to A moment of amusement and ...

I laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes... it's really true; to err is human, but it's more fun with a computer!

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Easily my favorite

by Tigger_Two In reply to OMG!

Caller: Why aren't you in church?

Recipient: Who is this?

Caller: God

Recipient: Why aren't you paying attention?

(From Wrongnumbertexts)

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I wonder if that one got a smiting...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Easily my favorite

Don't take that attitude with the big guy!

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Another good wrong number

by Tigger_Two In reply to I wonder if that one got ...

Recipient: Hey! Who's this?

Caller: Jesus

Recipient: Sorry about watching p0rn so much.


Autocorrect...

Caller: When are you coming?

Recipient: I'll be there in like, five. I have to strip for gas.

Recipient: STOP!!! I mean STOP for gas!

Recipient: D*mn iPhone

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Sign by the roadside

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Another good wrong number

Will strip for gas... terrible!

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Oddly, I just encountered this yesterday via Techdirt.

by seanferd In reply to A moment of amusement and ...

I liked the popular example pretty well:
http://damnyouautocorrect.com/1120/the-big-d/

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Disney!

by Tigger_Two In reply to Oddly, I just encountered ...

Yet another good one.

Caller: I've got to tell you something. Are you sitting down?

Recipient: I am, actually. What's up, Mom?

Caller: You brother was adopted!

Recipient: What?!?!?! What are you talking about?

Recipient: Why are you telling me this over a text? Call me!

Caller: Oh this d*mn phone! I wrote accepted and the phone changed it. He got accepted to Yale!

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Ha!

by seanferd In reply to Disney!

There just weren't enough such communications failures prior to the heady days of Autocorrect, I guess. :^0

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I liked the commentary to that one, as well...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Oddly, I just encountered ...

Total back and forth pendant-fest!
Of course, I shouldn't tell you what I think of your post, Maxwell won't like it

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Wait. What?

by seanferd In reply to I liked the commentary to ...

Did you have an Autocorrect moment, or am I being a complete thicky?

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