Monday, June 11, 2012

The dangers of autocorrect

I sat down to write a quick email at a computer I don't usually use. Autocorrect was not turned off because I don't usually use that computer. In an email to a senior colleague I tried to write, "I completely understand" but got out "I  completely undrestand." Autocorrect changed it to, "I am completely undressed." I am happy that I proofread my emails.

2 comments:

jte said...

Perhaps this represents some new colloquialism in which 'to understand' is metaphorically transposed to being fully exposed to another person, with nothing to inhibit perception of the personal truth.

dan levitis said...

Prehaps.