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Katana_Geldar

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20040 on: March 14, 2013, 08:35:50 PM »
Stupid ipad autocorrect. Even hen you get the words right it changes them on you!

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« Reply #20041 on: March 14, 2013, 08:44:40 PM »
Stupid ipad autocorrect. Even hen you get the words right it changes them on you!
OT, but I always hear complaints about autocorrect, but can't those not be turned of on some devices?
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20042 on: March 14, 2013, 11:58:22 PM »
Stupid ipad autocorrect. Even hen you get the words right it changes them on you!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20043 on: March 14, 2013, 11:58:29 PM »
Stupid ipad autocorrect. Even hen you get the words right it changes them on you!
OT, but I always hear complaints about autocorrect, but can't those not be turned of on some devices?

Most of the time it's helpful...until it's not :)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20044 on: March 15, 2013, 01:38:48 AM »
Stupid ipad autocorrect. Even hen you get the words right it changes them on you!
OT, but I always hear complaints about autocorrect, but can't those not be turned of on some devices?

Yeah, but it took me a while to figure out how to turn it off on the iPad  :P  I was replying to a post on here where the OP used "flatmate" and the iPad just. would. not. let me type it as one word.  That's what finally got me mad enough to look up "how to turn off iPad autocorrect" and find the right menu  ;)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20045 on: March 15, 2013, 07:04:56 AM »
Even if you turn auto-correct off there are still some devices that decide for you which word you meant to type.

English is my second language and reading auto-corrected posts is entertaining AND complicated at the same time. It's like a puzzle!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20046 on: March 15, 2013, 07:21:26 AM »
For amusement on that front, I suggest the website Da(m)n you Autocorrect, which is hilarious but oh so very much not e-Hell compliant.

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« Reply #20047 on: March 15, 2013, 09:46:31 AM »
My iPad keeps autocorrecting "well" to "we'll", even for a sentence like "She did very well in her exam".  I don't get that.

Speaking of hotels, one time my husband and I were having a second honeymoon in the nicest hotel in town.  We'd ordered room service, and while we were waiting, we decided to - ahem - pass the time.  The very second that we were done, there was a discreet knock and a "Room Service!" at the door.   I can only assume that the guy was waiting patiently outside for us to conclude matters.  Boy, was I embarrassed! 

Mal

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20048 on: March 15, 2013, 09:55:26 AM »
I am imagining a still escalator, waiting for someone to step on it.  Say the first person is at the bottom.  When they step on the escalator, it starts moving up.  What if there is someone at the top who wants to go down?  Do they wait until everyone at the bottom rides to the top and then, when the escalator is empty, the people at the top can step on the top step and the escalator will go down?

What happens when it is very busy?  I am imagining people at the top waiting and waiting for all the people to get off so they can go down.

Exactly that :) it's as asinine as it sounds.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20049 on: March 15, 2013, 10:02:22 AM »
My iPad keeps autocorrecting "well" to "we'll", even for a sentence like "She did very well in her exam".  I don't get that.


I vaguely recall reading about some way of customizing your autocorrect setup - there might be a way of having it autocorrect "*well" into "well." It might avoid the well-to-we'll problem. However, I haven't used an Apple product since the Apple IIe, so I have no experience with iPads.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20050 on: March 15, 2013, 10:26:40 AM »
For amusement on that front, I suggest the website Da(m)n you Autocorrect, which is hilarious but oh so very much not e-Hell compliant.

Rob

I always wonder how Autocorrect learned that kind of language in the first place.   >:D

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« Reply #20051 on: March 15, 2013, 12:41:01 PM »
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Speaking of hotels, one time my husband and I were having a second honeymoon in the nicest hotel in town.  We'd ordered room service, and while we were waiting, we decided to - ahem - pass the time.  The very second that we were done, there was a discreet knock and a "Room Service!" at the door.   I can only assume that the guy was waiting patiently outside for us to conclude matters.  Boy, was I embarrassed!

Maybe. Maybe not. Was the food still hot or had it cooled off?  >:D

Shalamar

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« Reply #20052 on: March 15, 2013, 02:05:14 PM »
Hee.  It was on the warm-ish side, so hard to say one way or t'other.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20053 on: March 15, 2013, 05:47:32 PM »
I went to pick up Housemate at the airport once.  I sent her a message because I couldn't find her (at our tiny wee airport), and got the response that she was at the 'pickle packing' area. 

Yeah, auto correct was at it again.  It was supposed to be 'passenger pickup'.

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« Reply #20054 on: March 15, 2013, 06:01:52 PM »
But pickle packing is pretty funny!

We don't have auto correct on our phones, so I'm not sure how this came about, but once DH texted me to say our son (middle) tried to set the house on fire. I asked how and DH said "He was trying to heat a slice of people in the microwave." 

I quipped "I didn't realize soylent green came in slices" but alas, dh didn't get the joke because he's never seen that movie or heard the classic line "Soylent green...is PEOPLE!!"

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