November 22, 2010

Auto-correct hilarity.

The Frisky picked out 10 great examples from Damn You Auto Correct. (Via Instapundit.) They had me screaming in hysterics with tears running down my face.

Looking to extend my hysteria, I went to the source blog (Damn You Auto Correct) and got pulled into a somber reverie by this one, where the question "How jealous are you?!" brings the response "Spool!" That was supposed to be "soooo!" The texters both hope that "Spool!" will become a new exclamation.

All I can say is: "Krapp's Last Tape"!

30 comments:

Deb said...

Hilarious.

KLDAVIS said...

Wow, aides aching from laughter. My personal best was after a weekend in Kentucky, when my phone wouldn't stop suggesting I was trying to type "burgoo".

KLDAVIS said...

Sides, even...can't blame that one on the phone.

garage mahal said...

Looks like Andrew Breitbart.

John Burgess said...

A few too many of those--as on http://www.Failbook.com--seem contrived solely to be included on the lists. That said, some of them are really terrific!

Freeman Hunt said...

I read "screaming in hysterics," and I thought no way.

Then I got to the beads one.

Pogo said...

Goose ex machina.

Lem said...

ot..

did anybody catch the DWS number for Bristol Palin tonight?

I was out of the room and I missed it.

woof said...

The judges gave per props for dancing in a cage, but she only got 25 / 30 for a bad Bob Fosse dance routine.

Lem said...

The judges gave Jeniffer a perfect score.. they are trying to help her out by making up for Bristol's popular vote onslaught.

Bastards.

Dont get me wrong I think Jennifer should win.. but I cant help think the judges are being affected by the Palin hoopla.

I cant get thru the 800 number btw.. did anybody get the txt number?

Quaestor said...

I much care for "Spool!" However, "Spoon!" has been my battle cry for years.

SPOON!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Take out your iPhone. Try mistyping the words these people were typing. See if auto-correct ever gives you the suggestions they supposedly got.

woof said...

Bristol said "hater" about 50 bizillion times.

chuck b. said...

"Take out your iPhone. Try mistyping the words these people were typing. See if auto-correct ever gives you the suggestions they supposedly got."

I thought about that too, but it's more fun not to.

woof said...

Auto-correct on the iPhone is adaptive. So no 2 people will get the same results.

Lem said...

OMG - ABC gave me the phone # for Jennifer instead of Palins.

When Palin was on they flashed 1-800-868-3411 and when I finally got thru a voice said "thanks for helping/voting for Jenifer and Dereck"

ABC has committed a fraud.

Titus said...

I am watching Barbara Bush bad mouth Palin.

She is such a hater.

rastajenk said...

People that text that kind of drivel get what they deserve.

Titus said...

Tits.

MayBee said...

Auto-correct on the iPhone is adaptive. So no 2 people will get the same results.

True. And it's impossible to know in what way they may have misspelled the word they were attempting. That can bring about different results, too.

I was laughing out loud. Hilarious.

Lem said...

At the end of the show they flashed the numbers of all the stars while showing their performance.. each couple separately.

When they showed Bristol and her partner they flashed a number, a number that turns out to be for Jennifer.

Lem said...

Hopefully Althouse recorded it.. and if I'm right will be able to elucidate..

Methadras said...

The Anal beads got me.

woof said...

Wow, don't look up anal beads on Wikipedia. There are both photographs and illustrations showing their use.

Seven Machos said...

My wife has pointed out that the Disney one too clever by a half. What two adults go by themselves to Disney?

Christopher said...

Bristol's vote number is 800 868-3407. Got it during the show and had no trouble getting through.

davis,br said...

Long ago, a long ago girlfriend, became quite angry with me ...no, I don't remember why anymore. But boy, was she mad (she did mad spectacularly btw).

And she shouted - oh hell, she screamed - the (bewildering) epithet OGI-OGI!!!!! at me.

And stood there positively seething, smoke-pouring-out-her-ears-angry, glaring at me.

When she shouted I winced (I well knew worse was likely to follow).

...and then I calmly and politely repeated "Ogi-ogi?" to her, making it into a question.

She went from seething ...to puzzled ...to "uh" ...to a bit embarrassed.

I did my best to smile wryly, and appear quizzical (and yes, you really can, if you try hard enough; and practice helps, of course).

She smiled a tiny bit. I grinned. She laughed. I chuckled.

...and things progressed quite nicely indeed from there, to a very, very pleasant and satisfactory conclusion.

A couple of weeks later, I presented her with a gift-wrapped, custom t-shirt with Ogi-Ogi on it (wrapped around roses: no fool, I). To applause and delighted laughter.

...and a memory I still treasure long after the romance sadly ended, some 25 years ago.

...and I submit, ladies and gentleman, that was the prototype of the iPhone auto-correct catastrophe. And you're entirely welcome.

Jennifer said...

The responses are what make the fails hysterical. "i don't know but tell me there's video" still cracks me up.

I love when friends riff off autocorrect fails/typos. I don't even want to be friends with the dorks that just point out and correct the mistake.

sykes.1 said...

Autocorrect in near perfect. No changes are needed unless someone can figure out how to increase the fun.

By the way, the word verification choice below is "higas," which fits into the flow pretty well. You may have a baby version of Autocorrect on your site.

Shanna said...

How did I not know about this site! So, so funny...