Anticipation…

Autocorrect – it can be your best friend or your mortal enemy…

 

How many times have you typed something – be it on your phone or on your computer – only to realize the words that are on the page have nothing do do with what you meant to say?  Or worse, how many times are the words pure gibberish?

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Autocorrect is famous for changing my name to Hitler.  Seriously?

 

But every once in a while autocorrect is genius…

 

Setting: My Den, my husband holding his Ipad

 

Action: My husband texting Mike, our security guard

 

“I just texted Mike and told him to walk by and pick up dinner.” My husband said to me.

 

“Ok, I will get a container for it,” I replied.

 

TWEET, TWEET, TWEET – the sound of an incoming text

 

“What did he reply?” I asked.

 

My husband, staring confused at the screen, “Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.”

 

“Mike said that?  That is deep!” I replied.

 

“Do you think….”

 

TWEET, TWEET, TWEET

 

“Yep, autocorrect.” My husband replied.

 

“Genius.. I have got to remember that one!”

 

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Hilary Grossman

I dated a guy so commitment phobic I wrote a book about our relatable, humorous, and emotionally draining relationship - DANGLED CARAT I have an unhealthy addiction to denim and shoes. I love to find humor in every day life. And I liken life to a game of dodgeball - I try to keep many balls in the air before they smack me in the face. When I am not writing or blogging I am the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer. I live on Long Island.

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Comments

  1. Wish my autocorrect was brilliant like that.

  2. Our autocorrect is so dumb we turned it off.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Brian – that was smart of you… I like it around.. It is usually a good source for laughter!

  3. Old Kitty says:

    I remember my work colleague’s friend texting her about her “maxi” dress and it came out as “nazi” dress. Oh dear!!!

    Take care
    x

  4. that’s a profound autocorrect – I need that one!
    mine usually ends up……actually….I can’t even type here what mine says.
    I think a sailor lives inside my phone.

  5. My auto correct is even worse because I also use a German keyboard and if I forget to switch between the two, the things it spells are quite strange at times!!! :)

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Susi – seriously? Your autocorrects must be brilliantly funny (funny just auto corrected to finn BTW)

  6. William Kendall says:

    Okay, your autocorrect is officially nuts.

  7. Ruby and Angel Pip says:

    That’s funny. I have had many battles with autocorrect. Sometimes it’s helpful, but most of the time it drives me crazy

  8. I sure wish my autocorrect created those kind of deep thoughts vs. the gibberish it likes to dole out for me instead. :)

  9. My autocorrect is never that profound. It’s usually stupid and changes things that aren’t truly misspelled. It very irritating.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Vandy – mine does that a lot too. I am always trying to type woo hoo and it I have to fix it from woo hop about 5 times for it to stick!

  10. My smart phone’s auto-correct makes it a dumb phone more times than not. I saw the funniest video recently about a young girl who fixed her mother’s phone auto-correct to display the word acid every time she sent her a message asking her bring the words “dirty clothes”. It was hilarious, HItler…oops, I mean Hilary! Nah, no auto-correct here, just me acting goofy. :D

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Cathy – That must have been priceless! Sometimes the auto correct name is appropriate (especially at work!)

  11. My autocorrect usually just embarrasses me!

  12. I hate using autocorrect. Been having more mistakes instead rather and makes my text quite difficult. Glad that phones right now does not use autocorrect anymore as default.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Alexis – I know.. sometimes I read what I type and I am so confused! and thankful that I don’t just hit send!

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