Friday, July 8, 2011

Damn You, Autocorrect!

You whip out your smartphone. You dash off a quick text message containing seventeen words by typing in only six characters. You hit send. Your stomach does a flip because only now do you see what your autocorrect has done to you...

Smartphones are awesome. One of their shortcomings is the lack of a keyboard, so most smartphones come with an algorithm where the keyboard tries to predict what you're typing as you go. It's a great thing that often allows you to input a whole word using just the first couple of characters. However, if you're not careful, that autocorrect functionality will whip around and bite you from time to time. Damn You, Autocorrect is a website dedicated to funny instances just like that, and it's hysterical (language warning - these are uncensored messages). PC World recently did a slideshow of some of their favorites, and if you're looking for a 2-minute pick-me-up, you really should check it out here.

Here's a quick sample of some of my favorites from the slideshow:

Enjoy, and happy texting!

(just be sure to confirm before you pull the trigger...)

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