IMHO, people should spell out their words in text messages. Otherwise you get embarrassing mistakes. Then your whole school gets locked down. This just happened in Florida. Srsly.
On Wednesday, a student at West Hall middle or high school in Gainesville, Fla., tried to send a buddy a text with the message "gunna be at west hall today." The autocorrect feature on this student's phone changed it to "gunman."
So the text — which also went to the wrong number — read "gunman be at west hall today." Someone reported this to school officials and West Hall middle and high schools were locked down. The lockdown ended a couple hours later after school officials figured out what happened, according to the Gainesville Times.
This would be funnier if it didn't come three days after a deadly school shooting in Ohio. That tragedy, as well as the legacy of Columbine High School in Colorado and of Virginia Tech, appropriately sends school officials on edge anytime someone uses the word "gun."
Still, you kind of have to laugh. It's not clear what brand the phone was in this case, but anyone with autocorrect has accidentally sent a text saying, perhaps, that you're sending the dog to the "broiler" when you mean "groomer" or maybe "renown" instead of "Tebow" or something inappropriate when you meant "pizza" and so on.
You go on to say, "... people should spell out their words in text messages." Immediately after saying, "IMHO". Using an abbreviation like that is incredibly unprofessional and not even remotely academic on its own. Let alone when it is proceeded by you saying people should be spelling out words in text.
I think we underestime kids
This sounds simply like a kid trying to get out of school or a test to me.
This is Gainesville, Georgia, not Florida
This might help you out:
1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
2. A mischievous trick; a prank.
3. An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation.
a. Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality: The accident was no joke.
b. An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock: His loud tie was the joke of the office.
Dicky you might wanna post sarcasm for him as well
It's called satirical humor. Surely someone of your caliber and 'intellect' would've been able to detect that...
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I just made that up and it has nothing to do with the topic, but what the hey, ....
Oh yea, now I remember what motivated me, you all were clarifying definitions of things...lol
This is a logical offshoot of the fact that no one ever proof reads what they type anymore. That includes magazine editors. Everyone just fires off the typing and posts it, never looking to see if their grammar was correct or even if they used the right word. This, coupled with 'predictive' correction, gets you the above event. Swype style keyboards seem to be the most guilty at this sort of thing, completely changing your misspelled word into some other word not even remotely similar in meaning to what you attempted to say.
There is really nothing wrong with auto-correct. The real problem is a lack of proof-reading.
Or the simple fact that he's not even talking about using abbreviations. He's talking about spelling the words out rather than relying on spell check. I'm glad to see your reading comprehension has gone down the shitter...
I agree. I proof-read every txt I write, since I use T9.
Ah hell, it's early and I just woke up...
spell check should be auto-correct and a she wrote the article, not a he XD Maybe I should've proof-read my reply better -_-
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Could've been worse. For instance, if he used voice recognition to write the text, it easily could have typed, "Gotta be cat bestial I'm gay"
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Yup, 'none', just you’re usual whining....
I realize I am speaking to a dead head since you a hopeless narcissistic.
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