Friday, July 6, 2012

My New Phone

I got a new phone a few weeks ago. Yes, I switched from the iPhone to an Android device. I used to swear that I would never give up my iPhone and I dutifully upgraded with every new release. However, an unusual chain of events led me to make the switch, and since I'm the geek in the family, I also switched Hubby and the boys.

I'm very happy with the move.  My new phone is much easier to customize and, ohmygod, the screen is so much bigger! That may not mean anything to you, but to those of us more mature folks, it's a big deal.  I've found it very helpful to be able to actually see what's on the screen. There are many other things I like, too, but that's not what this post is about. I have no interest in attempting to convert any iPhone users to Android, although if you feel compelled to make a case for one or the other in the comments, feel free.

This post is about one of the things I like least about my new phone - autocorrect.

Now I know that the iPhone has autocorrect issues, too, but this new phone has an autocorrect gremlin on steroids. It has made naughty texting (also known as sexting) particularly difficult.

Take these examples:

Intended text: I wanna be your whore.
Autocorrected version: I wanna be yuppie white.

Are you kidding me?

Here's more:

Intended text: Mmmm...I want you to eat my pussy and suck on my clit.
Autocorrected version: Mmmm.... I want you to eat my post ant such on my clout.

Intended text: I love the way you fuck my ass so hard.
Autocorrected text: I love the way you duck my as so heard.

Even the simple ones can be a problem:

Intended text: I want you.
Autocirrected text: I rant toy.

Intended text: That is so hot.
Autocorrected text: They is do hat.


Or "Duck!" as my autocorrect would say, which is good advice because I'll be throwing this phone soon.


Leah said...

LOL, the autocorrect is so funny. I turned mine off but I can't for the life of me remember how. I have an Android too.

Have you searched in the Apps and found Invisible Texts yet? If you wanna keep secrets its the way to go!

Ryan Beaumont said...

See, I say you should have stayed IPhone. Think of the funny conversations you could blog about with Siri!

But now something is bursting out from inside of me. I....I..... can't.....hoooooollllldd......Onnnnnnn.

Sorry, How about those NAAAATTTTTSSSSSS!!!!!!

Seriously though Kat, you need to teach those boys how to handle balls! :)

Master H said...

I prefer android myself. What brand of phone did you end up with?

Kat said...

Leah - No, I haven't found Invisible Texts yet, but I'll go look right now. Thanks!

Ryan - I have been waiting for your to gloat about the sweep. {sigh} It's ok. We'll see who's gloating in October. ;-)

Master H- I got a Samsung Galaxy II-S Skyrocket. Of course, as soon as I got it, I saw the first add for the Galaxy III-S. Isn't that just the way it goes?

Anonymous said...

Those phones all need a "sexting" option you can choose. The auto-correct always seems to assume people don't intend to write words like pussy or fuck and then correct it to save them the embarrassment.

Kat said...

Agreed, Ponyboy, but it's just wrong. Wrong, I say!