ok. for all of you iPhone users out there (…to you others, this blog post is non-applicable, OR if you have the typing speed of a turtle, to you this does not apply as well.) i pose a question on this lovely day.
THAYER. what the hockey sticks is a THAYER? i think it’s worth investigating. According to wikipedia.com, (the end all be all of encyclopedias ) the word Thayer is a either:
- a.) a surname
- b.) a geographical location or
- c.) “other” which includes various things in which the word “Thayer” makes up the first part of said things.
so, with that said. why in the HOCKEY STICKS does “Thayer” always pop up in text messages in place of the word “that”. Apparently, this is a common question amongst the iPhone community. If you haven’t visited damnyouautocorrect.com, then it’s definitely worth a gander in understanding that you are not alone in your frustrations. I understand that millions of iPhone users experience something of the sort on a daily basis…but i am so freaking sick of the word Thayer, backspacing and then UNCAPITALIZING the letter before i continue on with the word “that”. (and not thayer with a lowercase T, the iPhone is smart enough to know that the word “Thayer” is a surname of some sort.) I’m serious. it’s so frustrating, because i don’t know about you- but i am usually in a “mad dash texting frenzy” per usu. (usu = short for usual ) so what? i may have big fingers…that doesn’t mean i am wanting the word “Thayer” to pop up in any sort or fashion, nor do i ever intend to put the word THAYER in any sentence. Except for this blog, of course…where obviously I am majorly overusing the word. Too bad I didn’t write this on my iPhone…it would have had a FIELD DAY with this word and i might not have so much resentment towards this silly ass subject. So…
Q: What words have been “auto-corrected” by your iPhone that left you sitting there thinking “what was THAYER?” …i mean what was that?
I’m just saying- most of the time, they are seriously ridiculous words, even more so than this one in question. I wish i would have written some of them down – my best friends and I have exchanged a couple of text convos regarding the words that are in the “iPhone auto-correct dictionary” and why in the world they figure anyone would be using such preposterous words.
yesterday Albie Manzo (@albiemanzo) twittered: “I wish the iPhone spell check would change “legggooo” to “idiot” #thisphraseneedstobestopped” (self-admitted RHoNJ junkie…don’t judge) of course- he’s just being funny, but on the real tip, when you’re in the mad dash text frenzy you dont even realize the grammatical error it until it’s already sent…and the result of that = damnyouautocorrect.com!