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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2022, 12:54:58 PM »

Are you swiping to text?  Back when I had a phone with swipe-to-text, I never bothered to swipe my finger across the punctuation key for apostrophes.  I just trusted the app to know when the word would need an apostrophe.  So, basically, my app "correcting" ill to I'll is precisely what I expected it to do 99% of the time.  In fact, it would have been rather annoying if it didn't.

No, actually I don't text much and when I do it's the hard way, multiple presses on the 10-key pad to make letters.  My most common text is something like:  "Can u call me when you got a min?"  But my errors and my deliberate ignoring of punctuation rules are my own.

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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2022, 08:24:46 PM »

Siri has issues with my hillbilly accent. I have to double-check anything I dictate to make sure the phone understood me correctly. And woe be unto me if I speak the word "ice" into the phone, because it always comes out "ass."

I don't know if the "Damn You Auto Correct" site is still active or not, but I used to read some of the aggregate postings from it aloud to my wife, and both of us would nearly be in tears from laughter during the process.
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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2022, 08:32:29 AM »

Spell correct also can be oblivious to certain words like “ environment.”  I had to go to a paper dictionary to find the spelling of it cause entering any forms of letter arrangement that should have made it obvious to the algorithm  made the crazy program totally ignorant.  IMO it should have figured out what I was attempting.

Then “really”to “realm” on my phone was more annoying than trying to write Pasco, a proper name and incorporated County in Florida on the same device.  Yes Pasco County got changed to something else regardless.
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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2022, 09:04:47 AM »

Autocorrect needs to change "should of" to "should have" for people who either don’t know the correct spelling or who are unwilling to use it.

Regarding Siri, I was dictating a message once and I used the word "hoops," as in basketball. Somehow, Siri decided I said "poops," which made no sense in context.
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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2022, 10:43:23 AM »

I use the voice-to-text thingie on my android.

Attempted to send to mom: "What is this moisture coming from the sky?"
What got sent: "What is this moisture coming from this guy?"
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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2022, 10:45:30 PM »

Siri has issues with my hillbilly accent. I have to double-check anything I dictate to make sure the phone understood me correctly. And woe be unto me if I speak the word "ice" into the phone, because it always comes out "ass."

I think I've noted this before, but "ice" in a hillbilly accent and "ass" in a Pacific Northwest accent really do sound identical. Both sound like "ahh-s", which is amusing to hear regardless of what the person is intending to say.  :-D

That isn't how I would pronounce either word (or any other word, for that matter) - but it's interesting how two words with no obvious resemblance sound so similar in different accents.

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Re: Auto Correct
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2022, 10:46:56 PM »

Attempted to send to mom: "What is this moisture coming from the sky?"
What got sent: "What is this moisture coming from this guy?"

Ha, that's definitely one of the funnier autocorrect stories I've heard! :-D
« Last Edit: June 19, 2022, 10:49:44 PM by webny99 »
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