Thursday, October 09, 2008

autouncorrect

my phone has an amazing feature - they call it xt9. it looks at what i've typed and offers to autocomplete it, and also autocorrect it, based on properly-spelled english words that could have been formed by pressing adjacent keys instead (my phone has a qwerty keypad).

now this would have worked great if most of my errors were caused by pressing adjacent keys (for example, what happens on my comp). unfortunately, on my phone, most of my errors are due to skipping keys or pressing them too many times (basically my keypad is screwed up due to overuse :P)

so what happens when my phone tries to correct mistakes it's not trained to recognise? here's some amazing examples:

i think beter mba than that dcs u robin n within at hoe or workin

u imo whathe digging own grave n stirring own souup

anyway...u got my point spreadsheet so ruts good


i refused to turn off xt9 despite my friend's protests, on the grounds that it had given me the best laugh i've ever had in months :D

if you get what i was trying to say, please let me know because i haven't been able to figure it out myself.

5 comments:

Jadis said...

mahn!! :O
that's freakish funny!! what phone's this?

Kris said...

it's the one and only o2 xda zinc...the most enigmatic, idiosyncratic phone ever built :P

Winnie the poohi said...

lol! poor friend.. did u actually sms him this?

Kris said...

oh i forgot to mention...i was chatting on messenger on my phone...i wouldn't have wasted that many smses..and i haven't had 100 sms long conversations yet...my limit is like 50-60 :P

Winnie the poohi said...

ha ha ha!

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