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2012-08-05 01:52:31 AM
I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.
 
2012-08-05 03:56:49 AM
What did I just read?
 
2012-08-05 04:04:56 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.


Yes, it's a timesaver turning the stupid timesaver off penis.
 
2012-08-05 04:11:36 AM

Greenbeanx: What did I just read?


Filler.
 
2012-08-05 04:18:49 AM
Ummm... just pay attention to what you are typing and you can override the autocorrect on the fly. And, as a bonus, it will learn the new word you are overriding with.

Complicated shiat, I know. :-/
 
2012-08-05 04:30:59 AM
from the stream of whinging on Twitter,

Who says "whinge"? I have never heard an American say "whinge". It's "whine", nimrod.
 
2012-08-05 04:47:52 AM
Wow, this article is the equivalent of me whining about the default resolution for windows being really low.
 
2012-08-05 04:48:58 AM
Given that it tends to correct my name to Tariff Moustache, I leave it off.
 
2012-08-05 05:00:57 AM
Hate that shiat. turned it off my phone first thing.
 
2012-08-05 05:12:48 AM
Please stop writing online opinion articles on cell phone features as if they're some flowery novel.

What I mean is that,

Pardon me, sir, however I must protest to application of language reserved exclusively for more descent matters.
 
2012-08-05 05:31:13 AM
is this what white people are crying about today?

and does the author really believe that a baby is going to be born with a cell phone growing out of its ass some day?


what happened to humans evolving into electric knives? we didn't like that. now we get to evolve into humans with calculators in the back of their skulls.

can't wait.
 
2012-08-05 05:34:05 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.


Autocorrect is a time savor for people who haven't given up on the art of proofreading.

/Penis
 
2012-08-05 05:48:22 AM
Anybody who trusts their communication to this dodgy autocorrect system is either ignorant (which isn't a bad thing. We all started somewhere) or stupid (which IS bad. If you know it sucks but still use it despite the perfectly reasonable alternative of trusting your ability to spell things you type, you are a moron).
 
2012-08-05 05:49:08 AM

way south: Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.

Autocorrect is a time savor for people who haven't given up on the art of proofreading.

/Penis


I sea what you did there.
 
2012-08-05 06:17:33 AM
cdn.damnyouautocorrect.com
 
2012-08-05 06:47:34 AM
Yeah, sorry, if you're a professional writer and you have autocorrect on then you need to be fired, blacklisted from any future jobs in any way related to publishing, and possibly flayed and hung on the lobby wall of the NYT as a warning to others.

Pretty sure being able to farking spell and operate a word processing application is kind of a minimum requirement for being a legitimate newsman, is what I'm saying here.
 
2012-08-05 06:59:00 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.


This
 
2012-08-05 07:38:20 AM

BumpInTheNight: way south: Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.

Autocorrect is a time savor for people who haven't given up on the art of proofreading.

/Penis

I sea what you did there.


Eye dont sea wat ewe didnt doo their.
 
2012-08-05 08:57:57 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-05 09:36:51 AM
My all time favorite.

webpages.charter.net
 
2012-08-05 09:46:38 AM
cdn.damnyouautocorrect.com
cdn.damnyouautocorrect.com
cdn.damnyouautocorrect.com
 
2012-08-05 09:47:40 AM
This must be an Apple thing? Typed using the latest Swype beta, which is frikin amazing btw
 
2012-08-05 09:59:27 AM
This should be on someone's Blogspot, not in the farking NY Times. The Internet ruins everything.
 
2012-08-05 10:01:49 AM

jbrooks544: This must be an Apple thing? Typed using the latest Swype beta, which is frikin amazing btw


I get autocorrected all the time with Swype. But I have big fingers.
 
2012-08-05 10:15:13 AM

BumpInTheNight: Wow, this article is the equivalent of me whining about the default resolution for windows being really low.


I'd say it's more in line with getting a new television and only ever keeping it at the volume that was set at the factory. This guy's a complete moran.
 
2012-08-05 10:26:50 AM
You know why I like autocorrect? Because it doesn't matter how many goddamn times I type "doesn't", it always thinks I typed "dint". "Dint" = "doesn't", so I always get "doesn't".

I know how to spell, the stupid phone doesn't always register what I type.
 
2012-08-05 10:32:16 AM

Jim_Callahan: Yeah, sorry, if you're a professional writer and you have autocorrect on then you need to be fired, blacklisted from any future jobs in any way related to publishing, and possibly flayed and hung on the lobby wall of the NYT as a warning to others.

Pretty sure being able to farking spell and operate a word processing application is kind of a minimum requirement for being a legitimate newsman, is what I'm saying here.


You sound like the sort of person who would have bemoaned the death of fine penmanship a hundred or so years ago.

Autocorrect doesn't relieve you of responsibility for proofreading. It does, however, save time and effort -- especially for those of us whose reading and writing ability outstrips our fine motor skills.
 
2012-08-05 11:17:57 AM
fubegra.net
 
2012-08-05 12:29:09 PM
How many of those damnyouautocorrect images are straight up photoshops? Because a lot of them look suspiciously stupid; like autocorrect turning "sparkle" into "shart".
 
2012-08-05 12:58:55 PM

way south: Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.

Autocorrect is a thyme savor for people who haven't given up on the art of proofreading.

/Pen15

 
2012-08-05 01:12:08 PM

Your Average Witty Fark User: You know why I like autocorrect? Because it doesn't matter how many goddamn times I type "doesn't", it always thinks I typed "dint". "Dint" = "doesn't", so I always get "doesn't".

I know how to spell, the stupid phone doesn't always register what I type.


Oh no you di'int.
 
2012-08-05 02:41:01 PM

jfarkinB: You sound like the sort of person who would have bemoaned the death of fine penmanship a hundred or so years ago.


Actually, decent penmanship is still around, one of the reasons I still have felt pens is so my letters don't look like crap.

Autocorrect doesn't relieve you of responsibility for proofreading. It does, however, save time and effort -- especially for those of us whose reading and writing ability outstrips our fine motor skills.

Again, we're talking about people who write for a living, if you don't have decent fine motor skills then you're a shiat journalist, as they're something that, you know, gets better with practice, and you should have a farkload to a farkload and a half of that by the time you're allowed to publish anything under your newspaper's name. Stupid autocorrected words usually take about the same number of keystrokes as what you actually intend to write, not being able to make those keystrokes correctly makes you to the writing profession as a dude with a broken peg-leg is to the 100m dash.
 
2012-08-05 05:27:07 PM
Lionel Mandrake: I wonder why I've never had this problem.

Oh yeah, I turned it off.
 
2012-08-06 05:38:07 AM
My personal favourite. I almost shat.

cdn.damnyouautocorrect.com
 
2012-08-06 06:29:45 AM
Perhaps its a mark of my congential soft-headedness, but autocorrect errors never fail to make me
giggle.
 
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