Autocorrect is a strange bit of coding built into just about every decide we use now. It’s meant to catch when we make little mistakes and use context clues to guess at what it was we meant to say.
But sometimes the clues it’s pulling don’t seem to have much to do with the rest of the text, or even the conversation, but perhaps some deeper part of ourselves. Is this program tapping into our subconscious to reveal our own thoughts to us?
Or is it just, yanno, programmed kinda bad?
Examine these Tweets and decide for yourself.
15. Button it up
Hey, it’s an insult that he’ll never forget. Mostly because it’s so confusing.
yes, autocorrect, i definitely meant to call that guy a giant buttonhole
— rachelle mandik ? (@rachelle_mandik) January 5, 2016
14. Upping the ante
Autocorrect was trying to save you from a weak insult game.
typed 'shit' & autocorrect tried to change it to 'shitbucket' and now im tryna remember who i been cussing out lately
— tracy the business goose (@brokeymcpoverty) February 20, 2017
13. Enough for everyone
Hey, you’ll probably be pretty popular.
Thanks to autocorrect I just responded to the school group chat that I’d be bringing enough “porn” for everyone to the fall festival. ?
— Maryfairyboberry??♀️ (@maryfairybobrry) October 31, 2019
12. That escalated quickly
Not for nothin’ but you need to throw your entire phone into the nearest river immediately.
me, trying to text “It was nice to meet you, Donna.”
Autocorrect: “You will die by blunt force trauma."
— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) January 11, 2020
I tried looking this up in a dictionary and all I got was that it’s used as an abbreviation for “genitourinary” or “Guam.”
Yeah autocorrect I meant gu not hi
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 10, 2014
10. Inner peace
Well that’s one way to calm things down.
My autocorrect changed "I meditated" to "I medicated," which was more honest.
— The Dad Briefs™ (@SladeWentworth) January 27, 2021
9. Duck and cover
Nobody talks like this, get real. Grow up.
Dear Autocorrect: Why in God’s name would I EVER use the word DUCKING?! Read the room.
— Meghan / The Pursuing Life (@thepursuinglife) April 8, 2021
8. Reverse, reverse!
Finally, we’ve truly bonded.
I am pleased to report that autocorrect changed “duck” to “fuck” multiple times and tbh, I feel like for the first time my phone understands me.
— ⚓️?Imani Gandy ?⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) November 24, 2018
7. Not so loud
What are you, The Joker? Is batman gonna come fight my phone?
When ur tying 2 be "chill" & autocorrect changes haha to HAHAHAHAHHA pic.twitter.com/KreB7khkkA
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) October 2, 2015
6. Nature vs nurture
Sounds like the two of you are doing great.
Autocorrect changed nurturing to murdering and for the first time in forever I truly believed that someone other than me understands my marriage.
— bacon popsicle ? (@Gupton68) June 21, 2020
5. Shave and a haircut
Two bits more info than needed.
Autocorrect just changed my text from, “I’m going to save my muffin” to “I’m going to shave my muffin” and now my husband is racing home toward some real disappointment.
— Maryfairyboberry??♀️ (@maryfairybobrry) July 13, 2020
Thanks for coming in where we need it most, friend.
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) June 26, 2020
3. Jomo jobo
Sounds like the villain character from a 2000’s Cartoon Network show.
Just went to write “homophobic” in a text and it autocorrected to “jomo jobo” and unfortunately that is so funny and I will be adopting it. I’m sorry your dad is jomo jobo
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) March 19, 2020
2. Chivalry isn’t dead
And more importantly, neither is candy.
I was texting “I appreciate a man with chivalry,” and it autocorrected “chivalry” to “chocolate”— and they kind of seem interchangeable
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) July 15, 2018
1. Monkey business
yes, autocorrect. i definitely meant to offer a monkey-back guarantee.
— rachelle mandik ? (@rachelle_mandik) July 1, 2016
Ah yes, well done, computers.
Is autocorrect broken, or more insightful than we realize?
Give us your opinion in the comments.