Autocorrect: The Bugging Things that Fix your Text Bugs

Don’t you always hate it when you type something fast, and it ends up misspelled or with some random letters, numbers, or symbols in the middle of it? Well, pretty much everyone dislikes typos. However, autocorrect fixes that by inputting the right, sensible words. It would be a miracle, right?

Wrong. At least, sometimes. See, not all the time does autocorrect give you the right words. A few times, I’ve experienced that it gives me the one word I’m not looking for. Other times, I’m using an app called Swype on my phone. How this works is you swipe your finger across the keyboard so that it passes each letter in the word. It gives you the wrong word. Then, you have to delete it and start all over again until you get it right.

A lot of the time, you might have to type something that’s not in the dictionary, like a name or a made-up word. Well, autocorrect changes that to something completely and utterly different! For example, I was trying to type in ‘Rashia’, a character from one of my stories, into my other blog, https://imaginationalpha.wordpress.com/ . Well, the autocorrect suggestion was, in my opinion, slightly offensive. The computer mistook ‘Rashia’ for ‘Trashiness’!

I’m telling you this because I want to warn you about autocorrect. It is useful half of the time, but the other half is filled with misunderstandings. You can still use it. Just be careful of what you’re typing, is all I’m saying. 😀

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THE GOOGLE GHOST

Hey, everyone! I’m just here today to warn you about a little ghost I’ve noticed haunting Google Drive. Recently I was writing a poem for Sunday Night Poetry (coming soon) when I saw someone else on the document. Now, let me tell you this was an unshared document. However, a blue icon of a squirrel appeared, indicating that it was looking at my document. It was listed as ‘Anonymous Squirrel’, and I couldn’t chat with it because it wasn’t signed into an account.

Of course, my first instinct was “O MAGOSH THERE’S A HACKER IN MY ACCOUNT HE/SHE WILL TRACK ME DOWN AND KILL ME AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

But I didn’t listen to these instincts. Instead, I looked it up, and a website reassured me that it was not a hacker, although several of these anonymous animals were roaming Google Drive. Therefore, I formed the opinion that it must be a ghost of some type.

Finally, I must warn you all to beware when visiting anything on Google Drive, lest you bump into an anonymous animal! 😀