Damn You Autocorrect! is one of those sites that can suck you in and cause you to waste far too much time. There have been times when I wondered if people just made things up for the humor, but I have to say, after spending time with the autocorrect feature on MY phone, that I believe most of them are real.
The Youngest and I text each other almost daily. While I would much rather talk to someone, she is more comfortable texting--probably so that she can have numerous conversations going on at once. The other day my autocorrect brought me a couple of chuckles. First, I was complaining about the weather--what else is new--and texted how "I'm not a happy camper!" Of course, my phone changed it and it became "I'm not a happy computer!" Then later in the conversation, she said something I found amusing, so I texted "Hahahahahahahahahaha." My phone corrected it to say "Guadalajara." THAT one I found laugh-out-loud funny.
Even though the autocorrect on my phone makes 'mistakes,' I am amazed at how intuitive it really is. Sometimes I think the phone could write my text messages without any input from me. The thing that I'm enjoying most about the texting feature on my phone is the program/app that I'm using for my keyboard. I'm using Swype and it is unbelievable! Gone are the days of 'hunt and peck' typing--all you need do is slide your finger across the letters and the word you want typed comes up almost magically. I never would have thought that this would work, but it does. When I first got my phone, AT&T blocked third-party apps, so I wasn't able to get Swype, but as soon as it was available, I downloaded it. Now I don't know what I would do without it. Technology STILL amazes me after all these years--and I'm definitely NOT a Luddite, as are far too many of my generation. It's great to embrace and learn new things.
*Yes, I'm back. Actually--other than the few days we were out of town--I have not been away, just too lazy to post. I will be writing about our recent trip within the next day or two, hopefully. I MUST get out of this non-posting rut that I'm in!*