Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beware of Auto-Correct

I'm sure everyone on the planet knows about the website Damn You, AutoCorrect! by now. I find it outrageously hilarious, like laugh-until-I-cry-every-time-I-read-it-hilarious and once-it-made-me-laugh-so-hard-that-I-had-an-asthma-attack-hilarious. If you haven't seen it before, you are missing out.

The reason I bring this up is that I had my very own auto-correct incident a couple of weeks ago. When KayTar was having those issues with hypoglycemia during her last illness, I sent the pediatrician an email and ended it by saying, "I just wanted to touch base with you..." However, my iPod thought better of it and decided that what I actually wanted to say was "I just wanted to touch ass with you." and promptly changed my wording. Luckily, I gave my email a quick once over before sending it and I caught the errant auto-correction before I inadvertently and inappropriately hit on our pediatrician, because as much as I like her...I don't really like her in THAT way. ;)

8 comments:

alejna said...

I may have been the last person on the planet, but I hadn't seen it. I was just laughing so hard I cried. Thanks for sharing this! It's good to touch ass about this sort of important topic.

Aliki2006 said...

Yikes! How good that you caught that one--with my luck I would have sent it with the error.

I didn't know about that website, so I'm the second-to-last person on the planet...!

Magpie said...

i'm with alejna - i just heard about this from the two of you. so so funny. and yes, i curse auto correct frequently.

Gizabeth Shyder said...

Ha! I too had not heard of that site. Funny!

Becca said...

Hahaha!!! That site cracks me up. So does your near miss!

~aj~ said...

Okay so your near mishap is stinking hilarious. And somehow I've gone this long and never heard of that site! OH MY WORD...too funny!

moplans said...

you think apple would be better than to correct with 'ass' !!

painted maypole said...

ha ha. the other day I was trying to type "hell" and my inphone WOULD NOT LET ME. over and over again it changed it to he'll. I think I ended up going with heck.

that iphone is a prude sometimes.