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Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« on: September 27, 2011, 11:10:34 AM »
I'm using a fairly new iPad.  It's great fun and very convenient but the spell checker is insane. 

I was writing a post and used the word 'scene'.  The spell checker turned it into 'Schenectady'.  I would a sane spell checker to do just the opposite.  In the same post, 'the' became 'Thea'.  C'mon guys, who wrote the thesaurus for these things?

What spell checker 'corrections' have you encountered that made you shake your head in wonder?

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 01:53:12 PM »
Cherish became fetish on my Windows 7 phone.

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 03:58:44 PM »
As soon as I saw this thread title I immediately thought of http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

The site isn't all that safe for work.

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 04:43:04 PM »
In doing medical transcription I've found myself making insidious typos that the computer doesn't catch, e.g. "food" for "foot", or "hell" for "heel."  I've got "hell" changed to "heel" in my shortcut software, but this has resulted in spelling Etiquette Hell as Etiquette Heel.

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 04:45:33 PM »
Reika, that website is hilarious. DF keeps telling me to stop laughing because he cannot hear QI.   :P
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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 05:55:26 PM »
Reika, that website is hilarious. DF keeps telling me to stop laughing because he cannot hear QI.   :P

Oh bother- I've missed QI again. Oh well- IPlayer here I come...
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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 06:23:13 PM »
Reika, that website is hilarious. DF keeps telling me to stop laughing because he cannot hear QI.   :P

*giggles evilly* It's horribly addictive. As bad as Not Always Right.

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 04:57:45 AM »
I swear, I know I am not gonna get any housework done now. Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! LOL!
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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 10:43:12 AM »
Thank you Reika.

That site is hilarious! 

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 11:59:12 AM »
I think I have laughed for about 30 minutes straight now. I mean, wow.
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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 12:09:20 PM »
I don't go there very often because it's easy to lose track of time there. It's almost as bad as TV Tropes.

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 12:57:12 PM »
As soon as I saw this thread title I immediately thought of http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

The site isn't all that safe for work.

Not only because of language, but because you will not be able to hold back the giggles.  ;D

I have no autocorrect funnies. The only one i really run into is MS does not recognize "advise" as a word. I have to re-add it to my dictionary every day. Not funny, just one of those  ??? things.
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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 07:49:19 PM »
My name (angie) gets changed mostly to Angle.  no biggie.

This weekend I found out it changed it to Ancient for someone.  On my birthday.  Way to make me feel old auto correct!
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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 09:43:21 AM »
My Blackberry thinks the state abbreviation of MN (for Minnesota) should be MINUTE.  The first time I tried to text my address to someone, I got a very confused comment back asking when we added another state to the Union.  I can see programming "mn" (in lowercase) to be "minute", but MN (in caps) is an actual abbreviation.  I guess the people at RIM don't think Minnesota's real?

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Re: Spell Checkers Gone Mad.
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 10:16:23 AM »
My name (angie) gets changed mostly to Angle.  no biggie.

This weekend I found out it changed it to Ancient for someone.  On my birthday.  Way to make me feel old auto correct!

I think this is proof that auto correct is actually malicious, if DYAC isn't proof enough. No way these things are all accidental!
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