How many times have you found yourself cursing at autocorrect for changing the things you intend to write into something completely unintelligible?
I know it’s an almost daily occurrence for me.
Now, I have an iPhone because I’ve always had an iPhone. And because the one time I decided to switch to a Samsung, I got a virus on like the second day. And besides that, I just wasn’t a fan. Except for the whole Swype thing.
So as soon as iPhone was kind enough to let us download a Swype app, I was all about it. It makes typing on the phone so much faster and easier.
When my fellow iPhone users see me using it for the first time, they swear it’s some kind of sorcery. So if you haven’t tried it, you definitely should. But only after you finish reading this.
Anyway, as with most keyboard apps these days, Swype will try to anticipate what you’re going to type and offer suggestions or corrections.
Now, sometimes, these little aids are quite convenient. At other times, however, they can be quite dangerous. Especially those times you actually take the time to slowly type out what you intend to say, knowing full well Swype will not discern from your little screen scribbles that you intend to say perhaps a proper noun, and will change what you painstakingly typed into some other thing.
And you don’t notice it changed it until you go back to re-read what you typed. Because the recipient has replied with, in best case scenarios, a ton of question marks, or worst case, some very unbecoming curse words and mean emojis.
But yesterday, whilst replying to a friend’s Insta post wishing her good luck on a race, my phone offered up some very helpful suggestions for what I didn’t know I was actually trying to say.
And I have to begrudgingly admit that this time, it probably isn’t Swype’s fault.
I started thinking that maybe I need to watch my potty mouth and curtail the cursing.
But then I thought…..
Nah. Fuck that shit.
Has your autocorrect every gotten you into any trouble? Let me know by leaving a comment below!