The Mike & Carla Morning Show

The Mike & Carla Morning Show

Autocorrect! The greatest thing since sliced bread – and the worst thing since Olestra. (If you ate the chips, you know. If you didn’t, you dodged a bullet).

Apple is now making autocorrect what it should be – an aid to help you spell your swear words CORRECTLY.

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Apple made some big announcements. they also unveiled their new VR headset. Experts are calling it a “game-changer.” Especially for most of the guys who buy it, who may have no game to begin with.

Apple – a company that has advanced technology like no other company –  has listened to the masses, and will be shifting over to an AI-powered autocorrect.  People on social media are rejoicing, and commenting on how it will make it much easier to drop F-bombs, without your phone auto correcting it to “duck.”

Be honest – when have you ever truly meant to write the word “ducking”? Unless you were literally squatting down  – and how often do you do that after the age of 40?

Apple is shifting over to an AI-powered autocorrect, which is tailored to YOU, and YOUR voice, and not just to a dictionary.  The update isn’t immediate. But it will be available in the new iOS 17, which is coming out in a few months.

Autocorrect can be a problem for many. In-theory, it’s a very useful tool, but more often than not it mucks  – or “ducks” up – its job, and leads to unnecessary confusion. Its incompetence is legendarily documented on many sites.

Apple’s software chief just announced the change, and joked, “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too.”

There are a lot of problems in our world right now, but autocorrect should NOT be one of them. Thank you Apple, for finally tackling something important!

Btw – here are the most auto corrected words. Not the end of the world – just annoying

 

  • Dear

    “Dear” autocorrects to “dead.” A Dear John letter is neverfun, but it’s definitely preferable to a “Dead John” letter.

    Autocorrect

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  • Were

    “Were” to “We’re.”  Autocorrect is very eager to help with contractions, even when no help is needed.

    Autocorrect

    iStock via Getty Images

  • My

    “My” to “Me.” Makes you sound like a leprechaun: “Thanks for coming to me party!”

    Autocorrect

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  • Of

    “Of” to “If.” A common, but really annoying change.

    Autocorrect

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  • Honey

    “Honey” to “Hiney.” Who calls their partner “hiney”???

    Autocorrect

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