Autocorrect is a mechanism in our phones and other devices that’s supposed to save us from our own clumsy thumbs and lack so spelling skills so we don’t look like idiots in our textual correspondence.
And yet, more often than not, it feels like they actually cause the idiocy to occur.
Would we be better or worse off without it?
Let’s let Twitter decide.
15. Mighty mighty
That changes quite a bit.
Wish my phone wouldn’t autocorrect “mighty ducks” to “mighty dicks” but here we are
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) April 19, 2020
14. Let them eat cake!
Gather the flour and begin the revolution.
yes, autocorrect, I definitely meant to say that this cake is very maoist
— rachelle mandik 🕳 (@rachelle_mandik) September 13, 2016
13. Wait, what?
A weird but effective threat.
Alright mum, bit forward pic.twitter.com/2AlJuuKCf0
— jess🧜🏻♀️ (@jessicasizeland) November 11, 2016
12. Steak out
Panic is the best sauce.
Autocorrect changed “I’m having a panic attack” to “I’m having a panic steak” and actually that sounds pretty good, I’ll probably do that, too.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) August 19, 2020
11. Can’t do anything right
It’s just predicting the future at this point.
Meant to text my partner 'how long for you to run errands' but 'run' autocorrected to 'ruin' and I'm standing with autocorrect on this one.
— Amanda Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) January 31, 2016
10. Friar tuck
Everything is on fire now.
FINALLY TURNED OFF AUTOCORRECT & I'VE NEVER FELT FRIAR OH GOD IT'S STILL ON
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) March 9, 2015
9. Conspiracy theorist
Oh no, not you too.
My iPhone’s autocorrect just changed flu shot to fly shit, in case you wondered if Siri is an anti-vaxxer.
— The Dad Briefs™ (@SladeWentworth) October 22, 2019
8. Work ahead
There’s still so much to do.
on this international women’s day, let’s remember our work in dismantling the patriarchy isn’t over. for example, my iPhone doesn’t auto-capitalize ‘international women’s day’ but it does autocorrect Buffalo Wild Wings
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) March 8, 2018
7. Busting out
Oh, do tell.
By all means, autocorrect. Let’s tell people what a busty day I had.
— The Untastic Mr. Fitz (@UnFitz) October 14, 2020
6. The age limit
It’s like a child lock but in reverse.
Autocorrect just changed “TikTok” to “No. You’re 40.” and then powered down my phone.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) November 9, 2019
5. Absolute bloodbath
I’m calling the FBI immediately.
Auto Correct changed “cabbage” to “carnage” and now I’m calling this casserole the Dahmer Delight.
— Ms. Havisham (@MissHavisham) March 27, 2019
4. A 12 pack
Nobody works out that much.
Why on earth would I want to type “abs” instead of “and” every time.
While we’re here. I’m not trying to type “duck” either. #duckyouautocorrect
— Cindy Poluta (@CindyPoluta) April 5, 2021
3. The big apple
I need a thing I can pet, not park.
Look, autocorrect, as long as I live in New York, I will ALWAYS be typing "cat", not "car"
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) February 26, 2016
2. Holiday spirit
Yeah, it me.
My phone changed "jingle all the way" to "jiggle all the way". Well played autocorrect.
— 🌴 Envy 🌴 (@envydatropic) December 11, 2017
1. Absolute maniac
Maybe your phone has been overtaken by the spirit of The Joker and you just don’t know it yet.
Autocorrect changes Hahaha to HAHAHAHAHA because it thinks I'm a psycho.
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) August 17, 2013
Don’t know if autocorrect is a force for good in this crazy world or a force for evil. Maybe chaos.
One thing’s for sure – it’s given us no shortage of jokes.
Maybe that was the true intent of the software all along…
Is autocorrect worth having or not?
Tell us your opinion in the comments.