What a difference an A makes
“With lots of lice, XO Heather”
That’s the sweet sentiment my iPhone sent my friend Jim a couple of weeks ago, in its infinite autocorrect wisdom. (Because nothing says “love ya, buddy!” like the gift of lice.)
And just yesterday my phone inserted “leper” into an email I was writing my sister. (Don’t worry, sis—I’m sure the leg will grow back!)
I felt fortunate to vanquish Mycobactenium leprae with a quick swipe of the finger. But still, I found myself wondering how many unintentionally offensive messages I’ve sent over the past two years.
That’s the thing about technology: It’s a double-edged sword. Sometimes it can make us smarter. And sometimes it can make us sound really, really dumb.
Naturally, I was curious about whether other people have had this problem as well. It didn’t take long to find the answer. (Warning: Most of the alleged fails on damnyouautocorrect are pretty vulgar.)
Either way, good luck. Mack with bore tomorrow!
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