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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 6:12 p.m. PST

While typing up a Marketplace ad, I typed "hypaspist". Spell-check helpfully suggested "hypnotherapist".

Nice try! grin

It has the usual problems with "wargame".

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 6:21 p.m. PST

Oh, and "hoplites" are "shoplifters".

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 6:37 p.m. PST

So that is where the Greeks get the gifts of which we are to be aware.

Whatisitgood4atwork23 Dec 2012 6:38 p.m. PST

Hmmm. Interesting tactical possibilities. Get the hypnotherapists to make the enemy act like chickens while the shoplifters loot their village.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 11:30 p.m. PST

I one time typed Pontic, and it suggested the name of a local guy who had brutally murdered his girlfriend. I would have at least expected Pontiac.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 11:43 p.m. PST

Obviously a system developed by the under educated.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 2:34 a.m. PST

Or better yet when it tell you that you've misspelled plurals.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 8:52 a.m. PST

Latest: "Zouaves" become "Suaveness".

Film at 11:00.

StarfuryXL524 Dec 2012 9:44 a.m. PST

"Damn you, Autocorrect!"

Jovian124 Dec 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

Try telling SIRI to play "Gangnam Style" on your iPhone – and see what you get – we got "I don't see condom style in your playlist, would you like me to search the web for it?" Thank you SIRI, but NO!!

Henrix25 Dec 2012 4:01 a.m. PST

A dyslectic friend wrote a text about Anticimex, a swedish pest control company, and extra-nordic (as in the nordic countries, 'utomnordiska', in swedish) bugs.

It ended up as a very weird piece having something to do with anti-Semitic extraterrestrial ('utomjordiska') bugs.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

I think I blew up Spell Check with "cuirassiers". It suggested "weirstrasse", whatever the heck that is.

Jeremy Sutcliffe Inactive Member29 Dec 2012 11:49 a.m. PST

I've had no trouble at all with this sort of thing until I started using a Kindle Fire. The arrogance of its predictive text in assuming it knows what I mean better than I do is more than a little annoying.

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