Today’s topic is auto correct. I don’t have a love/hate relationship with it. Just hate mostly. It makes me shake with anger most of the time. It’s true.
My Beef With Auto Correct
While I appreciate auto correct, I don’t appreciate its over-eagerness to fix ALL THE THINGS. Also, I’m worried I’m relying on it too much and my writing skills are slipping as a result.
Anyway, so after a year of fighting with auto correct my husband walked me through disabling auto correct on my phone.
And I’d like to point out I probably could have figured this out for myself in five minutes or less, I just never bothered
I think he just got tired of me whining about it. Perhaps I enjoyed complaining in a backward sort of way. Since the disabling I’ve been making basically as many errors as before—but at least they’re my own.
Slowly I’m getting used to proof reading my texts and emails. Which I should have been doing all along.
Do you see what I mean? I’m getting lazy!
Actually though, the real goal of this post about auto correct was to share my little auto correct funny I posted on Twitter as soon as I disabled auto correct (top image). And that was all real! I typed as if I was being auto corrected and just let the magic happen all on its own.
A secondary goal was to talk about the really hilarious Telus commercial about auto correct called Nasty Clown (“I’m in bed with a nasty clown”) and it took me forever to find the clip.
Anyway, for the benefit of everyone who doesn’t live in British Columbia and has no clue what Telus is, it’s a communications company that made a funny commercial about auto correct. Worth the watch.