The Pharmacy Chick

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I think Auto-correct wants me to divorce.

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 8:41 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

If you have a smart phone (and you text) you are no doubt familiar with the term “auto correct”.  There is an entire website devoted to the inane (and insane) auto correct errors that people have discovered (and endured).  www.damnyouautocorrect.com

Even better is www.wrongnumbertexts.com where you can see texts sent to the wrong person, some with rather unfortunate consequences.

Mr Chick txted me with a question  “Where are you?” on my day off.  I typed back ( on my touch screen….my first mistake)  ” At golf course”.  that was my INTENTION however.  whatever my fat fingers typed is unknown, but it came out ” At Don’s house”.   Thankfully I viewed that mistake before I sent the text because 1)  I wasn’t AT Don’s house.  and 2)  the only Don I know I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near his house.

I dont always catch my mistake.  I have a couple of friends that I was trying to catch up with .  Desiree and Kelli.  Kelli was waiting for me but Dez had to leave. I texted Kelli, ” When did Dez leave?”  and she typed back  ” Oh about 20 years ago?”  I scrolled up to see WTF she was referring to.  Auto-correct changed my DEZ to SEX…and my LONG divorced friend Kelli found it the perfect opportunity to reflect on my error!

I have since added “Dez” to my list of words.

I hate auto correct!

1 Comment »

Comment by Jennifer

August 25, 2011 @ 9:32 am

Love it! I just had a close brush with autocorrect a few days ago when inquiring about a transmission for sale. I had to ask about a couple specifications to see if it would be a match for my car. When texting the seller to see if it was single or dual overhead cam, the poor stranger ALMOST got the following query : “SOHC or douche?” Good thing I checked before sending!

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