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to think that autocorrect has gone too far now

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LittleLionMansMummy Fri 20-Nov-15 14:22:42

At first I thought it was a great invention, but now it takes longer to type a message than when I had my first Nokia brick! I keep having to tell my phone that actually, yes, I did mean what first wrote and no, I don't mean what my phone thinks I mean and should be saying! It's bloody ridiculous! And then we have the hilarious MN thread titles quoting The Mayonnaise instead of The Marseillaise, repeated posts with random words mid-sentence that bear no relation to the topic, the insertion of words I never even knew existed and completely misplaced punctuation because our phones think they're so much damned smarter than us. AIBU to say that Samsung, Apple etc have gone way too far now? It's frustrating and unnecessary and has gone from being a help to a hindrance. Hmmph. Oh and some examples of funny mn autocorrects would certainly brighten my day.

wasonthelist Fri 20-Nov-15 14:27:36


iklboo Fri 20-Nov-15 14:28:39

Exactly. Why would I want to write that my ducking DH was a complete aunt and speaking a load of bullocks?

PlummyBrummy Fri 20-Nov-15 14:28:58

I ended a work email with 'Kind Retards' - NOT cool, autocorrect.

IsletsOfLangerhans Fri 20-Nov-15 14:31:05

I texted DH a shopping list yesterday, including 'grated demential'

definitelybutter1 Fri 20-Nov-15 14:31:46

Auto correct changed gluten-free to hitler-free. Given my troubles it seemed quite apt

KeepOnMoving1 Fri 20-Nov-15 14:31:48

Meant to tell a friend I feel so sick - came up as I feel for dick ! Wtf???angry

LittleLionMansMummy Fri 20-Nov-15 14:33:48

Yellow Tampax got corrected to 'tamper' when I messaged dh while he was shopping last week. I was fucking fuming because I had to retype it. Or maybe it was PMT...

Writerwannabe83 Fri 20-Nov-15 14:35:48

My DH once text me when he was shopping to ask what cereal to buy and auto correct kicked in and meant my reply said "Cock Pops" grin

Hygge Fri 20-Nov-15 14:36:46

I told someone I was dead instead of late.

"Help, I'm at the dentist and I'm dead" instead of "Hello, I'm at the dentist and I'm late".

She was quite concerned, especially as I said I'd still be coming in to see her.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 20-Nov-15 14:39:12

I told someone that DH had the runs rather than he'd had tuna!

(The cat was missing at the time and she'd suggested we had tuna to try and tempt him home, I don't usually share details of DH's lunch with friends!)

TheMouseInMyPocket Fri 20-Nov-15 14:43:18

My phone changed "over the hump" to "obey the gimp" once! shock

ThinkAboutItTomorrow Fri 20-Nov-15 14:45:37

Whenever I forward email trying to say 'FYI.....' Autocorrect turns it to 'dying......'

Have worried DP quite a bit with this.

Whoknewitcouldbeso Fri 20-Nov-15 14:54:56

I'm sorry but I'm laughing so hard at these auto correct fails grin

My phone is an absolute twat and loves nothing more than making me look a moron by changing my words. It is pretty funny though and that auto fail site that exists has had me in stitches so many times reading it.

MrSlant Fri 20-Nov-15 14:56:09

Well I for one say HUZZAH for auto-correct because this thread is making me giggle grin.

I also once very nearly texted my electrician 'how are your danglies' instead of 'how are your family'. Holy crap that would have been embarrassing.

dodobookends Fri 20-Nov-15 14:57:32

I always get the assistant to fiddle with my newly-purchased phone and permanently turn off predictive text before I leave the shop with it.

My dd's phone once went through a phase of changing 'OK' to 'Oklahoma'

mrshornblowerwouldbuyit Fri 20-Nov-15 14:59:09

Auto correct/typos make me laugh like mutley so i love them really

I dont understand why they change a perfectly normal word into something that doesnt make sense, i once texted that i was feeding the birds sunflower seeds but it came out as "the birds are eating their seeps " .
Always call seeds seeps nowhmm

BadlyBehavedShoppingTrolley Fri 20-Nov-15 15:01:23

YANBU. Autocorrect is the bane of my life.

It's useful for dyslexics, for everyone else it's a PITA.

duckyneedsaclean Fri 20-Nov-15 15:05:53

EVERY time I write 'and' it changes it to 'abs' and 'come' always becomes 'cine'.

Gives me the rage. Cine isn't even a word. And I don't have abs.

Whoknewitcouldbeso Fri 20-Nov-15 16:36:06

Well my phone refused to accept pit as a word earlier and changed property porn to property pork just now.

Jelliebabe1 Fri 20-Nov-15 16:47:19

I was trying to say "I'm so sorry chick" once and it came out on here as "I'm so dirty chick..."

CigarsofthePharoahs Fri 20-Nov-15 16:49:17

I was on a thread about jam last year. One poster was talking about recalcitrant apple jam.
How autocorrect had reached that I have no idea. They meant blackcurrant.

SonjasSister7 Fri 20-Nov-15 17:07:40

Surely just slow to set, cigars grin

GloGirl Fri 20-Nov-15 17:11:20

How are your danglies grin

My DH text meto ask where my 'happy vag' was. He meant nappy bag.

The answer was the year before we had children.

MelcombeBingham Fri 20-Nov-15 17:31:48

Remember the post about her husband being no help because he was next door having a willy off?

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