Damn You Autocorrect, BBCD-style

How apropos that an #iPPP post includes an image from an iPhone autocorrect “incident”?


This happened a few weeks ago, and every time I read Craig’s line – “Honks I found it” – I still totally crack up.

On a different note, I wrote a letter to an over-the-top braggy mom which is part of Tonya’s Letters For You series today.

This post is part of #iPPP (iPhone Photo Phun), where we link up photos taken from our smart phones. Any smart phone.

iPhone Photo Phun

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46 Responses to Damn You Autocorrect, BBCD-style
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    January 18, 2012 | 6:27 am

    *SNORT* I love autocorrect!! Once I texted my husband about something and typed Oops. Or so I thought. It came out Poops.


  2. By Word of Mouth Musings
    January 18, 2012 | 7:01 am

    oh yes, the joys of auto corect … have sent some doozies.
    Since mine is all quotes today … i have not linked … but feel free to come over and visit 😉

  3. By Word of Mouth Musings
    January 18, 2012 | 7:01 am

    ack … i can spell … correctly 😉

  4. JDaniel4s Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 7:04 am

    Autocorrect can come up with such interesting word selections.

  5. Kmama
    January 18, 2012 | 7:06 am

    The autocorrect always gets me. The worst was when my husband sent a text to a friend, asking what time we would get together, because we needed to “lick down a babysitter.” Of course he meant “lock”. It was so inappropriate and funny at the same time.

    • Liz
      January 18, 2012 | 7:13 am

      HAHAHA! Um, just be sure not to show that to your sitter’s parents!

  6. 21st Century Mummy
    January 18, 2012 | 7:12 am

    That’s funny. The same thing happened to me recently, I sent a text to my friend Amy. I realised, just as I pressed send, instead of Hi Amy, it said Hi Cow. I was completely mortified and rang her to apologise. She was laughing down the other end of the phone. It wasn’t the first time thankfully.

    • Liz
      January 18, 2012 | 8:13 am

      Oh goodness! At least she was laughing!!

  7. Kristin
    January 18, 2012 | 7:15 am

    Honks! Sometime auto correct is great, well it`s nearly always great.

  8. Amanda Austin
    January 18, 2012 | 7:19 am

    Gah I love to hate autocorrect. I hate it but sometimes the things it comes up with are priceless

  9. Galit Breen
    January 18, 2012 | 7:35 am

    Hee! Too funny, Honks! 🙂

    • Liz
      January 18, 2012 | 8:18 am

      It makes for a great hash, doesn’t it? #Honks, Galit!

  10. JamieAnne
    January 18, 2012 | 7:40 am

    Auto correct is so funny!!!!

    I’ve had a few post able auto correct blunders.

    My favorite isn’t my own though. It’s caramel tote= camel toe that one was priceless.

    • Liz
      January 18, 2012 | 8:19 am

      A girl must have texted that. Cuz we all know no man knows what color “caramel” is nor that a tote is a type of handbag. 🙂

  11. Evonne
    January 18, 2012 | 8:12 am

    Auto-correct cracks me up! When it happens to other people.

  12. Life As Wife
    January 18, 2012 | 8:31 am

    I could sit on that autocorrect site for hours! It’s so funny!

  13. Kir
    January 18, 2012 | 9:06 am

    LOL!!! Honks…that’s awesome, I’d be Saying that for weeks. (and of course annoying everyone around me with it…hee hee)

    I love that!

  14. Capturing 4 | The Kir Corner
    January 18, 2012 | 9:08 am

    […] and since I *CAPTURED* it with my HTC Evo Phone, I’ll link up with Liz and KLZ for iPPP […]

  15. BalancingMama (Julie)
    January 18, 2012 | 9:14 am

    Good one. A favorite I saw on FB once:

    “My grandma is really sick. I hope she gets better.”
    “I hope she dies.”
    “What?!? You hope she dies?”
    “Does! Does! I hope she does.”

  16. Katie E
    January 18, 2012 | 9:17 am

    I’m one of the only people in the world without an iPhone, but I still love to laugh at all the autocorrects. This one definitely makes me laugh.

  17. Cheryl
    January 18, 2012 | 9:34 am

    HA! Autocorrect is a constant source of amusement for me and those I text.

  18. Greta @gfunkified
    January 18, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Ha ha! I crack up ALL. THE. TIME. at my husband’s texts. He has swype on his phone, but he also has big fingers, so sometimes I can’t even tell what he means. And then he’ll keep going and keep not making sense. It’s really hilarious!

  19. Jen
    January 18, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Auto correct gets me every single time.

  20. Maureen | Tatter Scoops
    January 18, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Hahahaha you just gotta love autocorrect!

  21. julie gardner
    January 18, 2012 | 10:46 am

    I know the examples of autocorrect fails are endless; but I have to share my most recent horrifying gaff.

    A friend had shared something about herself that required a show of sympathy.

    I typed in Awwwwwww….
    And if changed my message to “asshole.”

    I didn’t notice.
    (Because I’m an asshole.)

  22. julie gardner
    January 18, 2012 | 10:46 am

    IT changed. Not IF.


  23. Kimberly
    January 18, 2012 | 11:45 am

    Once upon a time, when I used to work and didn’t like to work so instead of working I would read blogs from my iPod, autocorrect was my enemy.

  24. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    That’s funny! Makes texting much more interesting. 🙂

  25. Megan (Best of Fates)
    January 18, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    This is a honks good post.

    (I think we both know what that means.)

  26. Elaine
    January 18, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    Okay, “honks” is just a funny word! I love that auto-correct mistake – ha ha ha!!

  27. Leighann
    January 18, 2012 | 7:16 pm

    GAH! Auto correct!
    Gets me in trouble.

  28. angela
    January 18, 2012 | 7:36 pm

    Autocorrect is hilarious 🙂 You should start saying Honks to him, just for fun 🙂

  29. Mrs. Jen B
    January 18, 2012 | 8:01 pm

    I simply had no choice but to shut off the autocorrect. It was just way too insane. Like “throw my phone out the window” insane. But it’s worth the giggle it gives me at the expense of others… 😉

  30. Rach (DonutsMama)
    January 18, 2012 | 8:17 pm

    Ha! That’s funny. Auto-correct cracks me up.

  31. Not a Perfect Mom
    January 18, 2012 | 8:46 pm

    I just love autocorrect…
    I honk this is one of my faves…

    • liz
      January 21, 2012 | 10:13 am

      Honks for that comment. 😉

  32. barbara
    January 19, 2012 | 6:28 am

    Too funny! I’ve been victim of the auto correct too, it drives me crazy!

  33. Devan @ Accustomed Chaos
    January 19, 2012 | 10:16 am

    haha! i love doing that to people too! autocorrect is like the WORST to my mom – so many typos 🙂

    • liz
      January 21, 2012 | 10:12 am

      My parents don’t text, but I guarantee if they did, my mom would get soo flustered by an autocorrect misstep like this.

  34. John
    January 19, 2012 | 11:19 am

    That’s a truly wonderful autocorrect fail.

    I remember, texting from the UK on my work-blackberry, saying something schmoopy like “this meeting is ok, but I’d rather be cuddling you,” and what came across was “cufflung” instead of “cuddling.”

    So, that’s become our codeword when situations come that there is no cuddling in the Batzer house.

    • liz
      January 21, 2012 | 10:12 am

      Cufflung? I don’t think I’ve ever heard that word.

  35. Sherri
    January 19, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Of course, you know I have a dumb phone…but I did get an iPad and now these autocorrect things are killing me!

    Honks…that’s classic.

  36. MommaKiss
    January 19, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    When I first got my iPhone, the things that it thought I wanted to say were outrageous. I say “shit” a lot. It changed it to shittake. Because who doesn’t want to write that every other second? And my kid’s name always turns to “OK” which still ticks me off.

    Now that I honk about it, maybe I can make those words ‘smart’ words or something?

    Can I link even tho I posted today? #lazyAndlame

    • liz
      January 21, 2012 | 10:01 am

      I think you can add “smart” words. Though it wouldn’t be as fun. Or something.

  37. Shell
    January 22, 2012 | 8:57 pm

    Gotta love autocorrect.

    This weekend, one of the coaches for a U14 girls soccer team that my husband works with sent out a text telling the girls to “be sure to bring both breasts” to practice with them. He did NOT catch this until after he sent it. They were supposed to bring both JERSEYS.

  38. Stefanie
    January 23, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    That is hilarious! Autocorrect gets me on a daily basis. My husband has some pretty funny texts from me saved to his phone!

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