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To ask people to turn off autocorrect

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wasonthelist Fri 04-Sep-15 15:26:11

In the middle of about 80% of juicy AIBU threads is at least one sentence that makes no sense at all, because one or more word(s) has been autocorrected to something totally unrelated. Of course, some can be guessed, but far from all. We are descending into a pit of total gobbledegook.

MrsTrentReznor Fri 04-Sep-15 15:28:40

Too ducking right! grin

noiwontstoptalking Fri 04-Sep-15 15:29:30

YABU it's only very rarely that I can't work out the OP's meaning.

FarelyKnuts Fri 04-Sep-15 15:29:45

Note sorry to lazy grin

sugar21 Fri 04-Sep-15 15:30:04

Quite agree with you but I don't know how to turn mine off. Do try to preview though.

DonkeyOaty Fri 04-Sep-15 15:31:21

Hah yes. On my FB yest someone was called a marble. In an admiring fashion. Wtf.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Fri 04-Sep-15 15:31:36

Not a duckies chance

usual Fri 04-Sep-15 15:40:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

redshoeblueshoe Fri 04-Sep-15 15:41:38

I thought this yesterday. my mistakes still get through though

GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 04-Sep-15 15:46:23

Quite a few posts are totally incomprehensible without any assistance from autocorrect.

noeffingidea Fri 04-Sep-15 16:19:14

The first thing I do when I buy a new tablet is turn off autocorrect. It's one of the worst inventions ever, IMO.

pluck Fri 04-Sep-15 16:40:57

Autocorrect makes typing much longer for me because I preview so it's counter-productive!

Maybe someone will invent a clever "[sic]" app for Android and iOS. It will flag up dodgy/ misspelled words with an old-fashioned [sic] (which means "thus" in Latin smile)

PosterEh Fri 04-Sep-15 16:42:06

I am a very slapdash typist, autocorrect is the only thing making my posts legible.

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Fri 04-Sep-15 16:43:04

Yabu. Autocorrections are mostly very amusing.

Mrsmorton Fri 04-Sep-15 16:46:29

Without autocorrect we wouldn't have weeping bicycle monkeys. For that reason, YABU.

SoleBizzzz Fri 04-Sep-15 16:51:10


elbowsdontsing2 Fri 04-Sep-15 16:53:10

"i was nearly a ginger", should of been "goner" best autocorrect typo ever

FarFromAnyRoad Fri 04-Sep-15 16:54:14

Funny Autocorrects

MotherOfFlagons Fri 04-Sep-15 16:54:57

'You're a marble'
'I was nearly a ginger'

Actual lol.

Marmite27 Fri 04-Sep-15 17:00:19

No, the gem of 'as soon as he *wanked through the door' from the other day wouldn't exist. And that thought makes me sad.

*should have been walked grin

wasonthelist Fri 04-Sep-15 17:11:00

I am BU - but I never seem to see the funny ones, just the incomprehensible.

Mrsmorton Fri 04-Sep-15 17:21:06

Someone typed root anal treatment earlier. Made me LQTM.

lighteningirl Fri 04-Sep-15 17:26:10

My life would be sadder without the weeping bicycle monkeys for that alone autocorrect must remain

SecretLocker Fri 04-Sep-15 17:37:13

Please... for those of us who don't know - what's the origin of the weeping bicycle monkeys one?!

Mrsmorton Fri 04-Sep-15 17:38:44

It's in classics. Something about necky neighbours. Worth a read.

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