iPhone Auto-Correct Nearly Gets Me Divorced
Okay, I exaggerate a smidge. My dear wife fortunately is of the classical Aussie “She’ll be right!” attitude.
Today she sent me a text to join her for coffee and asked if I wanted coffee or hot choc. Hot choc, I replied, or so I intended. However, the iPhone’s auto-correct mischievously converted choc to chic, so my wife gets a message from me requesting a hot chic!
As I say, fortunately she has a good sense of humor.
It does surprise me from time to time how many common words are not in the iPhone’s dictionary, the most surprising is “its”. And it does give me the **its when the iPhone wants to change “its” to “it’s”. It’d be nice if iPhone 3.0 allowed a user definable dictionary. I mean, Microsoft Word has had that since last century.
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you know you can click on the screen in order to keep it from auto correcting…
I tell my wife similar things all the time, she loves it (or at least laughs). She simply assumes the “hot chic” is her.
since chic is in the dictionary (a baby chicken) and choc is not, what would you expect it to do?
If you choose to contract and make your own words up, you will need to teach it by rejecting the recommendation multiple times.
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@SR… Ahhh! Therein is the problem of the iPhone’s keyboard being so fast. It’s to easy to hit send before you realise, esp when its the last word, like this one was.
@mbadad. LOL. Yeah, I shoulda used that line, and scored some brownie points.
@E chic isn’t a baby chicken. Chic means stylish. The bigger issue tho is how hard it is to get the iPhone to learn new words. I’ve changed “it’s” to “its” dozens of times and it still hasn’t learned.
Its learning also has a long term memory problems. It learns a word temporarily. So you can reuse it in the same message, but by the next message it will have forgotten it.
I need to start a list of common words it auto-corrects.