[Ads-l] Facebookery: "I was one _he=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99ll=5F_?=of a driver."

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 13 11:35:17 EDT 2017


This has long been a comical feature of autocorrect on smartphones, since
autocorrect word lists don't include swear words (to avoid the possibility
of embarrassing miscorrections). I wrote about it in this 2011 On Language
column:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/magazine/16FOB-onlanguage-t.html

You can even get a T-shirt that says "Autocorrect can go to he'll":

https://www.redbubble.com/people/mralan/works/11456388-auto-correct-can-go-to-hell-hell

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 1:33 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Especially by spellch*u*ckers programmed to avoid profanity.
>
> Mark
>
> On Mar 12, 2017 7:54 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > What’s the big deal? Apostrophes can be placed anywhere.
> >
> >
>

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