Friday, March 11, 2011

Auto incorrect


ACEO in pencil


Can anyone tell me why we need a simple little phone or an Ipad to tell us what it is we are trying to say?  Personally I find it a little intimidating.  I type my version of Hydrangea. Maybe my spelling is a bit off, but not to the point where the recipient of my text can't understand.  I look before I send, and it now says--Hydrant, just like magic!  Not even close! It has changed from a beautiful flower to something on which dogs do their business.  Now just imagine the sentence combinations!!

"Your hydrants are so very beautiful, that I stop to admire them while walking my dog."  

Well, we know the dog does only he doesn't show his admiration with his eyes. 

There are times when my daughter texts me things that have my jaw on the table first and then laughing till I cry.  Honestly, wouldn’t you rather everyone think you are a poor speller or prone to typos than unintended risqué comments?  And they call them SMARTPHONES!  Maybe they should be re-named smart aleck phones.

I am sure there must be a way to shut this unwanted service off, but finding it when you are electronically challenged, is well, a challenge.  So I guess I will just have to be diligent in checking everything before I send.  

I say join the campaign to stop the auto correct right now.  Tell your friends, write to your congressmen, just make sure you look before you BLEEP and your WORLDS haven’t been CHARGED…otherwise known as...look before you leap and your words haven’t been changed! 


16 comments:

♥Jan♥ said...

Crystal, this is a great post and you have me LOL right now :D Is that your painting? It's neat!

Wanda said...

HaHaHa love your comments, and the image is just stunning. Love what you did with that!

Heather said...

ha ha ha. love this post crystal. I don't have this app on my phone ( i have a 3 year old black berry) its one of the reasons i dont want a new phone...i am a better speller than typer! ha...I must remember that when looking for a new one, as i slammed my phone in my car door a few days ago....and am deciding what to get...yes, i would tather have a typo than a hydrant for a hydrangea! have a great day !

Heather said...

ps - love the drawing, too. :)

lissa said...

I always do spell check on things I send but sometimes something goes amiss.

thanks for your visit. hope your day is sweet.

maddyrose said...

I agree, this is a great post. Very funny. I don't personally text and now I'm sure that's a good thing. Love the drawing.

Sarah-Wife, Mother, Friend, Writer said...

Funny but sad story: I once texted my boss and said "I'm off by pennies." It came up "I'm off by penis." True, embarrassing story... *sigh* Thank God he was so laid back! We laughed about it later...

Good luck!

Sarah

Franz said...

:-))) Very funny!

Carol Blackburn said...

Enjoyed this very much, Crystal....you are too funny!

Leovi said...

Beautiful this pencil drawing. With the phones I'm pretty close, use only in specific cases. Greetings.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Crystal!!! You know what, I am one of the very few people, that don't have a cell phone, i-pad, anything like that! I write or telephone or use my computer!

Abby said...

I hate that feature on my new phone! Butg, I love your post!

Deborah said...

LOL ... I couldn't agree more! :o)

Marlene said...

The drawing is great, beautiful hands. This post had me smiling, I don't have a smart phone and do not intend to get one.

Lee said...

Too close to home :D I found out how to turn it off and got annoyed that I had to capitalize on my own and it didn't correct my fat finger errors - so I turned it back on and watch the little pop up corrections very closely.

bricarwaller said...

Your admiration of a hydrant cracked me up!!! I just got an iphone so I'm sure I'll have lots of auto corrected texts and posts:)

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