Submitted by Amasc
Harold George Wagner III:
September 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm
you fail at English if you can't spell "seagull".
September 9, 2012 at 7:36 am
Do you even know what autocorrect is? Geez
September 9, 2012 at 8:02 am
I do indeed. The reason Autocorrect changed the doofus's word is because he misspelled it.
Proof: "How do you spell that bird?"
I estimate her three different attempts were "segal" "seagul" and "segul" but those are just guesses. Either way, she needs to repeat the first grade.
September 10, 2012 at 1:34 am
September 10, 2012 at 4:43 am
Most of these are faked anyways
September 10, 2012 at 10:30 am
Yah, I wouldn't doubt it.
September 11, 2012 at 11:17 am
Ah, tell us Harold George Wagner the Third...what is it like to be burdened with the awful weight of being perfect? We simple people must know. Is it simply terrible, frightening, and lonely?
September 12, 2012 at 12:13 am
No Harold... AC doesn't 'only' correct misspelled words.
September 12, 2012 at 12:50 am
Numerous times, for example, I have typed "night" and typed it correctly, only to have autocorrect try to change it to "iChat" every single time. Who in the Hell would prefer iChat over night ? Can't think of how many times I have needed to type the iChat!! (the correct answer is 0)
September 12, 2012 at 1:16 am
Matt... seems strange that it does that same AC to you 'each' time! However, you did confirm the validity of my above statement.
September 12, 2012 at 1:24 am
I started using a text app on my ipod for unlimited txting. I left autocorrect on hoping for some fun shenanigans but all it did was frustrate me. I had to turn it off lol. I think it should not change the word to the suggestion automatically when i hit space after finishing the word. It should have me click the suggestion or something.
But I can definitely confirm that it doesn't just underline words with red squiggly lines like a spellchecker, it completely changes words based on its suggestions no matter how ridiculous.
September 12, 2012 at 1:33 am
Yeah... although I don't even have an iDevice myself, I know others that do. It's really just fun. I'm aware of how it can be frustrating, even if I were to ever actually experience it myself. But I'd still leave it on. If it got to me enough I might turn it off but it would be temporary.
September 12, 2012 at 1:39 am
It was getting to the point i couldn't type 5 words without 3 ACs happening. Maybe someday I will turn it back on, but there is FUN and there is can't even FUNction. I was getting too much "AC Rage" lol.
I found though that if you backspace at some point in the word before you hit the space at the end you can usually type the word freely unless it decides to change it into a different word lol.
September 12, 2012 at 1:45 am
Whoa... that often, eh!? That does seem a lil excessive.
Well, thanks for stating some of your experience with AC!
September 12, 2012 at 1:49 am
lol yea and sometimes I type fast and don't notice til later and sometimes I will check everything as I type it and try to make it all correct and its those times AC is at its worst lol.
I am glad I could help you with your point though.
Kevin L. Smallwood:
September 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm
Whoa - when I type Harold George Wagner III into my iphone, it autocorrects to "Harold has a tiny wanker"
September 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm
I don't suppose you noticed full potato, which I imagine was the other person's attempt to spell Seagull?
Computers are not as smart as you think. And neither are you.
September 13, 2012 at 3:58 am
Out of curiosity, inspired by the upper two comments, I typed into my android 'Harold George Wagner III' and it showed up as 'Harold George Wagner gig.' And to my disappointment, after typing in 'Full potato,' it showed up as 'Full potato.' My AC seems to have some functionality. Alas.
September 19, 2012 at 12:50 am
Kevin, how ironic you're talking about "tiny wankers" when your last name is in fact, "Smallwood" Don't be an asshole.
September 19, 2012 at 12:51 am
and for "full potato" I doubt she was trying to spell "seagull" that seems a bit of a stretch.
September 19, 2012 at 1:47 am
You'd be surprised concerning AC what it is capable of.
Anne Hunt Cheevers:
September 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm
September 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm
I'm sure she can spell 'seagull.' By the fact that this web page is showing us a bunch of autocorrects, it's more likely that it's her phone that's changing her spelling.
then explain why she would ask "how do you spell that bird?"
September 9, 2012 at 9:53 am
When I type seagull on my phone, my autocorrect thinks I'm writing 'recital.' Maybe she doubted herself after the first attempt, tried a few variations. Texting, "How do you spell that bird?" is easier and quicker to write that, "How do you get the correct spelling of that bird without autocorrect incorrectly changing it?"
September 9, 2012 at 10:03 am
I guess we'll be seeing each other in the first grade where I'm learning the correct use of 'that' vs 'than' and you're learning how to use capitals and apostrophes.
September 10, 2012 at 4:42 am
because she wanted to make sure she was spelling it right since her phone kept changing :)
Dominique Lynn Garza:
September 11, 2012 at 3:31 am
I officiallly have fallen in love with dyac!
September 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm
I have that shirt.
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