The latest generation of touch-screen phones have taken the world by storm. And to speed up text messaging, they offer predictive word suggestion and auto-correction. The technology is accurate, saves you time and works really well most of the time. Most of the time.
I don’t have an iPhone, but I do have an HTC Android handset which also has a touch screen and auto-correct functionality. Last week I was chatting to a female friend over SMS about something she asked me to get for her. She was busy at the time and requested that I contact her later. So I replied with “Cool, I’ll give you a shout when I get home”, but my awesome autocorrecting phone mutated my innocent comment to:
Cool, I’ll give you a shot when I get home.
Sigh. Luckily she has a good sense of humour.
Here are some very funny autocorrect fails of note. I haven’t laughed as much in a long time. Enjoy.