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The Big D

Posted on November 18th 2010 by Jillian Madison

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

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  2. Mallory says:

    Oh my, that is the most horrible auto correct ever.

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  3. M says:

    I am SO not getting my parents iPhones.

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  4. Matthew Rudy says:

    how did this one happen?
    the position of the letters are not similar at all.

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  5. Neil says:

    I call BS – type it into your iPhone and Disney is part of the dictionary.

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    • DullJack says:

      it is possible if he initially mispelled “Disney” in the right (or i guess wrong) way, and autocorrect took a guess and changed it to “divorce” I know my phone can make some pretty bold guesses when i miss a letter

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      • Richard Arthur Angell says:

        It’s ironic that you misspelled misspelled.

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        • Emma Pence says:

          No. It’s not.

          Definition of IRONY

          1: a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony
          2
          a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning
          b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
          c : an ironic expression or utterance
          3
          a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity
          b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

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          • ray says:

            yes it is. you wouldn’t expect someone to misspell misspelled. also, it would be ironic if everybody were made of iron.

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          • Sorry Ray, says:

            It’s not ironic. Emma’s right. Not expecting someone to misspell ‘misspell’ doesn’t make it ironic. Read the definitions.

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          • R says:

            a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity

            ‘Fraid it is.

            Expected result: somebody pointing out a misspelling will know how to spell well.

            Actual result: misspelling

            Stop being pedants. Nobody likes that.

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        • Drew says:

          Definitely ironic according to the most common usage of the word. Vocab nazis give me a headache

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          • JBP says:

            Yeah, words should just mean whatever. Not, you know, their actual definition, just whatever you feel like when you use it…that’ll make communication WAY simpler…

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          • Rae says:

            Actually,

            http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony

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  6. Jimminy Cricket says:

    This site is just like every other “post some funny that that happened” site. In other words, almost everything on here is fake. This included.

    But it’s still okay to be amused by it (just don’t be stupid and use this site as some kind of idea of how well auto correct works on iPhone, as it actually works better than pretty much any other phone’s auto complete)

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    • BSass says:

      lolz thanks jimminy

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    • Badonkadoo says:

      post some funny that that happened

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    • Pinocchio says:

      Let your conscience be your guide.

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    • Ryan says:

      Are you an I phone sales rep.? I cant believe the garbage you just posted. I found this website by way of refference from a guy I was chat texting with when I got irate at some of the words autocorrect changed on me (4 in one short par.) It made me look like an idiot but the fact that everyone here agree’s on their feelings of autocorrect to the point of making a web site about it just makes you look like the idiot.

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      • Dude says:

        You’re the idiot. All fun and games and you say this… you’re lame dude.

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    • Alexia says:

      Wow kiddo, The fact that you took the time to explain something obvious and then elaborate how auto correct works, concludes to me that you really need a life. And fast.

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    • Woody says:

      Sorry, but the Android autocorrect is superior. It gives you a list of possible words, with one highlighted, and large enough to actually touch accurately.

      The iPhone ‘hit the tiny little x to ignore my suggestion’ is the primary reason I returned my iPhone.

      Which is why there are so few Android screenshots on here…

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      • Michael T. says:

        “The iPhone ‘hit the tiny little x to ignore my suggestion’ is the primary reason I returned my iPhone.”

        You have some issues.

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        • Woody says:

          Getting stuck with a stupid Tilt for two years definitely gave me some issues, but my Nexus One resolved almost all of them. ;-)

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    • Melly says:

      Uh, I dunno about that. My friend has an iPhone and once tried to type “odd” and her phone autocorrected to “Odontoceti,” which is apparently means “toothed whale.” If you ask me, that’s a pretty big autocorrect fail.

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      • Your Name says:

        Exactly! My iphone CONSTANTLY auto corrects my misspellings to proper nouns that I can’t even pronounce. I’m on this forum trying to get rid of it. Also, whenever I miss the return key and type two words together I get some horrible auto corrections. If even Microsoft Word can figure out auto inserting a space, you would think the guys at Apple could too.

        Horrible. Turning off auto correct now.

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  7. Your Name says:

    English is not my first langue.
    Can you guys tell me what would be the correct word.
    Whats similar to disney?
    Thanks

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    • Your Name says:

      Disney refers to a theme park (or amusement park) either in Florida or California, run by the Walt Disney company, makers of Mickey Mouse and other cartoon characters.

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  8. User says:

    The autocorrect part is a lie. He says so just to avoid further discussions. Can’t you understand?

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  9. * says:

    Because Disney is the best place to divorce!

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  10. Lopey says:

    The dad doesn’t necessarily have an iPhone just because his daughter does. The person receiving the message has an iPhone but who knows what phone the other person has.

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    • Dave says:

      Actually, yes, this is a screenshot from an iPhone from the person who wrote the divorce text. You can tell because the bubbles showing your text are always green and located on the right.

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      • Grace says:

        These guys are taking all of the phone on it!

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        • Grace says:

          fun out of it… that was actually a brain fart not an actual typo! i was talking about where a phone was while i was typing

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      • kathleen says:

        Actually, it’s not necessarily an Iphone. there’s and Android app that makes it look just like an Iphone.

        And I’ve seen autocorrect make changes that make absolutely no sense.

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  11. tiffany says:

    omg this is the best mistake ive seen yet

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  12. Jacob says:

    Haha, the happiest place on Earth.

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  13. delia says:

    everyone has a different dictionary… if he typo’d divorce and uses the word disney a lot, it would correct it to that.

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  14. Joe says:

    Notice how his Disney’s were capitalized on the second post… He lies. He typed divorce and meant it. When he actually spelled Disney or something close to it it capitalized it for him. Hooray self checking your iphone’s auto correct for possible outcomes.

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    • Jillian Madison says:

      Yeah. Or he just hit the little arrow button to capitalize it. IT’S A FUCKING CONSPIRACY!

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    • Tenna says:

      Actually, I just typed disney into my iphone and it automatically capitalizes it. Just sayin.

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  15. Michael says:

    Sometimes it’s a Freudian slip

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  16. user says:

    fake! i typed disney and it changed it to Disney (w cap)

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    • Monty says:

      You are all idiots. Once you type in disney with a lower case and actually get the word RIGHT, then it will automatically capitalize the D since it is a proper noun. Since he got it wrong the first time and went to divorce it didn’t capitalize it.

      Donkeys

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  17. Gazzer says:

    People don’t get it.

    It’s not that the user typed “disney” and it autocorrected to “divorce”.

    It’s that the user *intended* to type “disney” but they typed something else. That *something else* was corrected to divorce.

    So yes it may not be true, but typing disney and getting no autocorrect doesn’t tell us anything. You need to find a word somewhat like ‘disney’ that doesn’t exist that is corrected to ‘divorce’. Clearly, the person was more careful the second time hence the capital “D”.

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    • Jen says:

      Gazzer, read just inches above you to see Hannah says it’s not fake.

      Everyone posting on here is stupid. Except the person defending herself.

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  18. laura says:

    Biggest reason why I got rid of the iPhone. I hated the auto correct. lol

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  19. Emily says:

    Thank you, I was just about to say that.

    Just because he meant to say Disney doesn’t mean he spelled it right the first time. He coulda have typed something completely different on accident and it auto-corrected to “divorce.”

    No need to get your panties in a wad, folks.

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  20. Rob says:

    Did you take the screen shot from your dad’s phone then?

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  21. maryam says:

    its called Auto Incorrect…

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  22. Lars says:

    You people do understand that people who don’t have an iPhone can still text to one, right?

    There’s no way to know what phone ‘dad’ is using.

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    • Dibs says:

      except the screenshot was taken from ‘dad’s side, so he was using an iphone?

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  23. Strangway says:

    His dad probably wasn’t texting with an iPhone. Mine doesn’t AC “Disney”>”Divorce”.

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  24. ktown says:

    I tried to type “how was disney” recently and corrected it to “how was saddlebags”. LOL Obviously I hit a wrong key or something and that’s likely what happened to this guy.

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  25. MrEvilGuy says:

    this is FAKE

    no1 is dum enough to type divorce instead of disney they are 2 completly different wurds

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    • jkl says:

      You spelled “r” wrong. “Diffrent” too.

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      • Ooze27 says:

        And “wurds” and “dum”, his iphone must have a field day everytime he is typing a sentence.And please stop with the fake crap, just because it happens on an iphone, this can happen in any phone, it happens in mine and it isn´t a smartphone.It depends on the words you added to your dictionary and how you begin to type the word you want, i know i made terrible mistakes that way.

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      • Woo says:

        And “completly”.

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  26. Seth says:

    You people obviously have no idea how auto-correct works. He didn’t spell Disney. He typed in a misspelled word and the phone auto-corrected to divorce.

    Also, just because the screen shot looks like an Iphone, doesn’t mean it is. I have an Android and I can make it look exactly like the Iphone. You wouldn’t know the difference unless you saw the phone.

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  27. LGB says:

    You all are stupid for analyzing this SO intensely… The original poster addressed this twice.

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  29. Yeah says:

    I don’t know if you get how texting works, but I’ll quote another commentor who explained it pretty well in a previous but similar thread:

    “It doesnt matter how many times YOU recreated it on your phone the fact of the matter is that you are not on their phone, and YOUR dictionary is completely different than theirs. Just like mine is different than theirs, and yours. Mine tries to spell “Mmmmammbrinicocka” everytime I spell “Mmm” because my four year old daughter has gotten ahold of my phone and typed that in. It memorizes recent, and often used words. I have typed ” a call” a few times and it has spelt anal. Just like fuck, and duck. So, before you try to go “falsely” accusing somebody of “fakely” putting something up here that you know probably made you laugh out loud get your damn facts straight because you have not one clue what their dictionary on their phone looks like, nor will you ever.”

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    • Brent-O says:

      You said it, sir!

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    • Jenn says:

      So what that quote tells me is that her dad has been typing “divorce” a lot and the phone just assumed he was typing it again! Oh noez!

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  30. Natalie says:

    Hannah, I’m just glad your Dad and MOm aren’t getting divorced! :)

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  31. holy elf says:

    It could be that the iphone is reading it intelligently and “mom” is more likely to go with the word “divorce” than “disney”

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  32. Jennifer says:

    Because people are not bothering to read the replies. They are just posting their own thoughts prior to it. I don’t have a “smart phone” but I know how they work and even I realize that your father misspelled Disney and that is why it got autocorrected. My sister has a smart phone and her texts to me are just hilarious. Recently it changed Lego’s to legislation and Barbie to Harbor. I love texting with her because I never have any idea what is going to come out of her phone next :)

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  33. Lime D. Zeze says:

    Jeez. Can’t we all just laugh about it and move on? Oh wait, hello pot, I’m kettle.
    I thought it was hilarious and can understand Hannah’s near heart attack at receiving this!

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  34. Chrissy says:

    I don’t care if it is fake. I think this is the funniest post on all of DYAC. Regardless of whether it’s true or not, it’s hilarious. Seriously, I couldn’t breathe I was laughing so hard.

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  35. Roger says:

    Hannah,

    You assume they have something better to do than analyze your post. Unfortunately, you assume incorrectly. It was a funny post and that’s it. I was surprised at all the in depth discussion and debate about a text message. With all the incorrect information spreading about such a mundane issue, can you imagine if these people started discussing “Health Care” or “Politics”?

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  36. Fi says:

    God I feel sad for all these people trying to say that it’s fake, they seriously need to stop being this way! But I’m glad that it was just autocorrect!

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  37. Sean says:

    This sort of thing happens to me all the time with a swype keyboard. And yes, sometimes I’m even dumb enough to send it without looking closely.

    Different autocorrect systems work differently. Some are based on the spelling of the word and some are based on the position of the letter on the keyboard. Some are based on both and all are sensitive to errors and mistyping.

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  38. Allison Ross says:

    My mother texted me the words “footie jamies” (saying she was ordering some for my 5 month old daughter) Her iPhone tried to correct it. to “cootie hankies”!

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  39. jimmy johns says:

    I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that auto correct would make a mistake like that or people caring weather or not this is real… This site is for people laughing at stupid phone mistakes, not for actual complaints about a smartphone error.

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  40. x n i c k i x says:

    Calm the heck down people! For goodness sake there are just WAY too many comments here… Get over it – look at the picture – laugh and move on – Geez. And yes thank you I do see the irony of posting a comment to make that point – but good god – get over it.

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  41. Shannon says:

    funniest one on the site.. i actually stopped breathing and so did my husband- from laughing so hard. Tell your dad thanks for making our night!
    * fat fingers made me laugh too– my parents suck at texting as well.

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  42. Katie says:

    hahaha thats positively horrid !!

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  43. DonRobodroid says:

    “It memorizes recent, and often used words. ”

    But shouldn’t that make one wonder about how many people seem to often-use mortifying words like “anal” in their messages? xD

    Or “divorce”, in this case… But perhaps this reverse conclusion isn’t always true… :D

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  45. Ty says:

    haha you’re all gay!

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