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Jan 13, 2021 07:28:59   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I have autocorrect on my phone and Kindles. Unfortunately, autocorrect doesn't usually know what I want to say, and I have to keep going back and correcting the mistakes it makes. With it turned off, typing on devices is much easier. I still get suggested words popping up, and that speeds up typing.

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Jan 13, 2021 07:48:55   #
Country Boy Loc: Beckley, WV
 
Good idea, I have sent a couple of texts and did not proof them first and got a response wanting to know what I was drinking!

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Jan 13, 2021 07:52:14   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Always proofread, my friend, always proofread before sending anything.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:22:52   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
jaymatt wrote:
Always proofread, my friend, always proofread before sending anything.


I often make email notes to myself while I'm watching TV, but when I receive them, they make no sense because autocorrect substituted words it preferred.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:28:57   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I have autocorrect on my phone and Kindles. Unfortunately, autocorrect doesn't usually know what I want to say, and I have to keep going back and correcting the mistakes it makes. With it turned off, typing on devices is much easier. I still get suggested words popping up, and that speeds up typing.


I agree I find it a pain too but sometimes it helps me find spelling I dont know.

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Jan 13, 2021 09:09:06   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
lamiaceae wrote:
I agree I find it a pain too but sometimes it helps me find spelling I dont know.


There should be a list of suggested words appearing right above your message. I find that very handy. It knows what words I usually type, and it picks half a dozen of the ones it thinks I'll use next.

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Jan 13, 2021 09:58:41   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
But autocorrect can lead to such interesting conversations.

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Jan 13, 2021 10:52:04   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
But autocorrect can lead to such interesting conversations.


Yes! Read these and laugh.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicamisener/the-30-most-hilarious-autocorrect-struggles-ever

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Jan 13, 2021 11:13:11   #
twosummers
 
Did you hear that the man who invented autocorrect has died? - his funfair is next walk

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Jan 13, 2021 20:29:20   #
steve L Loc: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
 
Yup, know the feeling...turned mine off after i texted a friend named Bridgit, and it was autocorrected to Big Tits !!??!!
Now, while that MAY be descriptive of the lass, we only refer to her by her given name !!

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Jan 13, 2021 21:31:59   #
RiJoRi Loc: Sandy Ridge, NC
 
I gave up on auto correct when it changed "Mr. Odom" to "Mr. Doom"! And, being an electronics technician, A. C. would change perfectly good words into Gobbledygook: I spent at least half my time correcting the corrections! :<
Anyway, the autocorrect errors at that site reminded me of "joke" programs sometimes seen on PCs - they would intercept the keyboard input and do Reelie Weerd things to it.

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Jan 13, 2021 21:32:04   #
RiJoRi Loc: Sandy Ridge, NC
 
Dup msg

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Jan 14, 2021 05:40:45   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
jaymatt wrote:
Always proofread, my friend, always proofread before sending anything.


Well, yes proofread, but we see what should be there rather than what is there. I have found that when I use a British woman's voice in a read back program is quite effective. Not only does it catch those often disastrously humorous auto-correct but readback voice makes poorly composed sentences stand out like a screeching violin.

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Jan 14, 2021 06:17:13   #
OnDSnap Loc: NE New Jersey
 
Maybe more of a syntax or syntactic structure issue.

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Jan 14, 2021 06:31:49   #
Julian Loc: Sarasota, FL
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I have autocorrect on my phone and Kindles. Unfortunately, autocorrect doesn't usually know what I want to say, and I have to keep going back and correcting the mistakes it makes. With it turned off, typing on devices is much easier. I still get suggested words popping up, and that speeds up typing.


When you use the word 'usually', are you saying autocorrect some times knows what you want to say? It cannot read your mind... not yet at least.

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