Monday, July 9, 2012

Autocorrect fails

Autocorrect on the iPhone can be quite useful. If you write something that isn't a word it'll change it to another word that you've used before.

Or anyways, that's how it's supposed to work.

I am fairly certain that I have never used the following words, yet somehow my autocorrect knows them and thinks that I want to use them when talking to my friends:

Hooghly
Fallon
Tories
Stegner
Jape
Inge
Geri
Bergen

These are either names or words whose meanings I don't know. If I ever wrote them it was a typo, and only once. Oh, and my iPhone also thinks that I might want a misspelled word autocorrected to "stab era" or "pro ledges". Yep, it's autocorrected a single word to both of those things.

And then it sometimes likes to change words that are spelled correctly. Such as changing "of" to "I'd". What the heck??

Oh, and for a couple days it was turning "brb" into "Ben". That was fun to explain to my boyfriend! "Sorry, if I call you Ben I actually mean brb..."

As useful as autocorrect can be, it can also be rather weird. And entertaining at times. I confess that my guilty pleasure is reading bad autocorrect fails online. :)

3 comments:

Toriz said...

The basic version you get on most mobiles can be amusing if you don't carefully check it too. I've lost count of the times I've been told someone is waiting for the cup, or had a home time somewhere. But some of them can be funnier.

Sarita Rucker said...

Waiting for the cup or having a home time? I haven't seen those autocorrects before. What did they mean to say?

Toriz said...

"Waiting for the bus" and "having a good time"