15 of the Worst Auto Correct Failures
By Joseph D. Lienjdlien. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:46:51 PM
When typing on an iPhone, its auto correction tries to fix your mistakes. But here is what can happen when auto correct goes horribly wrong!
Entering text on a smartphone can be a bit tricky due to the small size of the keyboards that you have to work with. On a slab device like the iPhone, this is made even more tricky by the fact that you don't have physical keys, and thus are very likely to make mistakes, hitting the wrong letters and typing things that you didn't intend.
Fortunately, Apple has implemented a pretty decent autocorrection system on the phone that makes guesses about misspelled words and corrects them the the ones that you meant. Or at least it tries to...
Sometimes autocorrect can go horribly wrong with embarrassing and shocking results.
A site called "Damn You, Auto Correct" has archived some of the more interesting and hilarious examples of this phenomenon. I'm pretty hard pressed to read this site without laughing out loud. Here are some of my favorite screenshots from this site.
Dad's hard... hat?
It's an emergency!
In Godzilla we Trust
Being productive at work
How to score with your girlfriend
A different kind of pet grooming
Mom's new line of work
You can't do that on Ebay
No, not weird at all...
Time for a shower?
The new varsity sport
Pampering your lover
Dad's new obsession
The moral to be learned here is this: Always proofread your text messages before you hit that send button!