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(Slate)   Autocorrect: it mate be fudging up your lift   (slate.com) divider line 47
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2014-08-08 08:47:52 AM  
If you'd learn to type your phone wouldn't have to keep cursing what you're trying to say.
 
2014-08-08 10:36:37 AM  
I've had my autocorrect turned off for years. It's easy enough to turn off on iPhone, don't know about other phones.
 
2014-08-08 10:38:19 AM  
Google Speak he'll me right thus common.


/google speak helped me write this comment
 
2014-08-08 10:40:11 AM  
I might be f*cking your tits?
 
2014-08-08 10:42:43 AM  
i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-08 10:42:51 AM  

jaylectricity: If you'd learn to type your phone wouldn't have to keep cursing what you're trying to say.



What the bleep are you supposed to type at the cursor, your bleepity bleep?
 
2014-08-08 10:44:53 AM  
That was too long, what happened in the "experiment"?

I clear my autocorrect regularly now, because it starts turning "and" to "amd" and "during" to "dipurong" which I actually like as a word.

/don't turn it totally off though
 
2014-08-08 10:45:11 AM  
Autocorrect got my girlfriend pregnant.
 
2014-08-08 10:45:31 AM  
I don't have too much trouble with mine. It suggests words to complete what I've begun to type, I select them and it fills it in. It's a handy time saver. So I only misspell words that it doesn't have in it's memory or if I forget to use its suggestions and just type out my thoughts.

It also seems to have an algorithm that remembers frequently used words. I've noticed that my kids' names and poop, potty, asleep, and awake get suggested a lot now.
 
2014-08-08 10:46:34 AM  
Can I get an Eubonic Autocorrect?
I needs to smack mah beaitocth up.
 
2014-08-08 10:47:02 AM  
I use that feature on my android phone that suggests a bunch of words every time you enter a few letters. Tap the word from the list and it's in your message, spelled correctly. No autocorrect hassles. When I have to borrow one of the company's iphones when I travel to Canada or Mexico I really hate using the damn thing. To my mind it seems like it has an almost Teutonic insistence on making you do things in a clumsy non-intuitive way.
 
2014-08-08 10:48:24 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: I've had my autocorrect turned off for years. It's easy enough to turn off on iPhone, don't know about other phones.


It's a basic function on all phones. It takes literally 5 seconds to find (for non-retards).
FTFA: Much to my delight, she said that she, too, had an F-word-level enmity for her phone's autocorrect function. She happily agreed to partake in the test as well

If she hated auto-correct that much, why didn't she turn it off before someone told her to?

/Never used auto correct
//All my spelling errors are due to drunk typing
 
2014-08-08 10:48:40 AM  
This article should be called, "The adventures of people with no patience to proofread."
 
2014-08-08 10:51:19 AM  
 
2014-08-08 10:51:29 AM  
or the phone changed "Trish" to "trash" without you noticing

Fine with me. I only know one person who calls herself "Trish", and she's most definitely trash.

/feminist/arts-trash, the worst kind
 
2014-08-08 10:51:48 AM  
You all ducking suck.
 
2014-08-08 10:52:23 AM  
Last week, my phone auto-corrected "Sharknado" to "Shartnado".

Not sure why my phone thought Shartnado was a word.  But that's a great word for when I don't want to use the term "shiat storm"
 
2014-08-08 10:54:01 AM  
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2014-08-08 10:58:00 AM  

vudukungfu: Can I get an Eubonic Autocorrect?
I needs to smack mah beaitocth up.


You just need to install the Jive dictionary.

/smack 'em yak 'em
 
2014-08-08 10:58:03 AM  
It depends on the device. My WP8 does it pretty good that  it even learns, while my Surface and iPad mini are just plain retarded.
 
2014-08-08 10:59:26 AM  
It also tends to repeat greenlit articles on Fark.
 
2014-08-08 11:00:27 AM  
I turned my autocorrect off a few weeks ago since I was tired of it 'correcting' words into the wrong word (even if I had spelled it correctly).  I have fewer mistakes now and correcting to do, and my emails are more coherent.  I just wish the iPad keyboard was a little more customizable.  Would be nice to have the apostrophe on the first keyboard display.
 
2014-08-08 11:03:30 AM  
He did that experiment again? Did he not learn enough the first time?
 
2014-08-08 11:06:47 AM  
Normally, I think most of the screen grabs of the "auto correct" hillarities are simulators and fake.....

We had a consultant come down for a brief visit. One day while we were in a conference room and he lets out a "oh shiat" and then starts typing frantically. after a few minutes, he apologizes and then explains that he was texting his wife and sent her a text "I got paid while down here."   her response was something like "You better find a good attorney, i'm going to take you for all you are worth :)"

He panicked then noticed, autocorrect had sent "I got laid while down here."
 
2014-08-08 11:09:20 AM  
SwiftKey rocks!  That is all.
 
2014-08-08 11:11:48 AM  

toetag


Normally, I think most of the screen grabs of the "auto correct" hillarities are simulators and fake.....

We had a consultant come down for a brief visit. One day while we were in a conference room and he lets out a "oh shiat" and then starts typing frantically. after a few minutes, he apologizes and then explains that he was texting his wife and sent her a text "I got paid while down here." her response was something like "You better find a good attorney, i'm going to take you for all you are worth :)"

He panicked then noticed, autocorrect had sent "I got laid while down here."


I'm sure that was 100% autocorrect's fault and was completely unrelated to the P's proximity to the L on the keyboard.

IOW he typed a perfectly cromulent word; it just wasn't the word he wanted.
 
2014-08-08 11:12:58 AM  
Going back and forth between a couple languages (without always changing the keyboard over) has thoroughly farked up my autocorrect.

/also, I don't know if I've EVER used the word "ducking."
//Get with the program Apple, I don't need a PG autocorrect.
 
2014-08-08 11:29:52 AM  
Impossible for it to duck up my kite also if I don't have it.  Clamshell & T9 FTW.  Not in dictionary?  Add it.  Easy.  Predictive text > auto"corrected" text.
 
2014-08-08 11:34:56 AM  

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Cabbage crates over the briney?
 
2014-08-08 11:39:46 AM  
I can turn auto replacement(The only thing I don't like on my Galaxy S3) off. Woohoo.

As for Apple, I need to turn that autocorrect off, because it's straight retarded.
 
2014-08-08 11:39:58 AM  
The larger issue is that no one knows how to spell anymore.
 
2014-08-08 11:41:53 AM  

Maud Dib: big pig peaches: sweepstakes clash Kaufman dung star inch auxiliary of art ex old outside oncogene WA WI, bid oomph during. Is eunuch ink k start Ingold oryx inking crust dosh. Unscrupulous so McNabb ox ah roof sick cents we on dry?

Cabbage crates over the briney?


Idiosyncratic.
 
2014-08-08 11:49:28 AM  
I, too, enjoy that feature on the Android where suggestions are there.  I use it all the time.

But there have been a few cases where I was moving particularly fast, and then I look at the message and go, "what the hell is that?!"

It happens.  And, yeah, I hate that I have to keep adding new words because "ducking" is not even part of my vocabulary.  It's a minor hassle though.

Every time I try to type something on someone else's phone, especially an iPhone, I get some of the most bizarre things back.  I can see why it's such a problem.  Deffinitely so if you don't proofread before you send.
 
2014-08-08 11:52:24 AM  

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Principal caught sayof?
 
2014-08-08 11:59:21 AM  
As I moved to page two...irony?

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-08 11:59:32 AM  
So what I get is that for young hipsters and texters, this is beyond their skills:

1) Turn off autocorrect
2) Learn to spell
 
2014-08-08 12:11:40 PM  

RolandTGunner: The larger issue is that no one knows how to spell anymore.


A N Y M O R E


Sorry
 
2014-08-08 12:19:04 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: I've had my autocorrect turned off for years. It's easy enough to turn off on iPhone, don't know about other phones.


Came to say this.
 
2014-08-08 12:22:05 PM  
Weird Al frowns upon autocorrect as an excuse for word crimes.
 
2014-08-08 12:30:33 PM  
I text and post in several languages. While the iPhone makes it easy and convenient to switch keyboard, and therefore autocorrect, between languages, the autocorrect itself is just as useless in any language.

Keep autocorrect turned off and learn to spell.
 
2014-08-08 12:40:19 PM  
I would miss "damnyouautocorrect.com" if we all turned off the feature.  Reading it makesme laugh until tears run down my wrinkles.
 
2014-08-08 12:56:23 PM  
Cause speeling is hard.
 
2014-08-08 01:32:12 PM  
GR8 B8 M8
 
2014-08-08 01:36:58 PM  
Didn't this get posted like a month ago? This exact article, I mean.
 
2014-08-08 01:37:33 PM  
Not quite an autocorrect (csb) story, but a somewhat amusing proof reading (or lack thereof) story because spell check said everything was good:

I have a relative that works in the schools.  One day he posts on Facebook:  The G and the T should not be so close together.  Upon asking why the reason for the post, he stated he sent a letter throughout the entire district in which he closed with:

Regards,


Bob
 
2014-08-08 02:23:23 PM  
My ex-wife texts me "hi, where are you?" and I reply
go fark yourself

no need to blame autocorrect.
 
2014-08-08 04:58:35 PM  

Guelph35: Last week, my phone auto-corrected "Sharknado" to "Shartnado".

Not sure why my phone thought Shartnado was a word.  But that's a great word for when I don't want to use the term "shiat storm"


Great, you've just given someone at SyFy the idea for their next movie!
 
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