I’m old school. I come from the time where I had to look things up in the dictionary if I wanted to check the spelling. It really didn’t seem like that much extra work, and generally I would remember how to spell the word next time. But now, I’m getting lazy. Auto correct is like a maid, Hazel if you will, for your laptop. If you don’t know who Hazel is, you probably don’t own a dictionary. (Yikes! I sound like Andy Rooney. I hope I don’t grow those maniac eyebrows!) I’ve gotten spoiled having Hazel enforce the “i” before “e”, except after “c” rule…and all the others that go along with it. Now, I just type, and Hazel does the clean up.
Then along came texting and Auto-fill. Now that’s a whole different experience. My iPhone thinks it’s as smarter than me. And auto-fill is iPhone Jeannie. (Tony Nelson’s “maid”, for those of you who don’t get Nick at Nite!) Auto fill really wants to help but usually makes a bigger mess than you would. I texted my daughter what I thought was “Where are you”. What I sent was “Whew are toy”, because Jeannie finished my words!
The embarassing part is that I would have fixed it BUT I CAN’T SEE THE SCREEN! So now my daughter thinks I’m loosing my marbles while in reality I’m just loosing my focus. Momentarily, I was torn. I pride myself on my spelling, but I’m too vain to admit my aging vision. I needed another option. And that is when I came up with the perfect solution that was so totally acceptable in this day. I texted back “Butt texted”. And she said, “Oh, ok.”…WOW!