Auto-correct cock-up sends schools into lockdown
'Gunman' on the way
Auto-correct is known to be the cause of many a hilarious text misunderstanding, but when one student sent a message to say they were "gunna be" at school and the word became "gunman", you can imagine the chaos it would cause. Particularly in America.
That is exactly what happened to one student at Lanier Technical College in Georgia, who failed to read over the message "Gunna be at West Hall this afternoon" before sending it out. To the wrong number, naturally, Gainesville Times reports.
The concerned recipient contacted the authorities, which took immediate action and shut down both West Hall Middle School and the West Hall High, while they tracked down the source of the message.
"It was a combination of odd circumstances," admitted Sergeant Stephen Wilbanks of the Hall County Sheriff's Office. "We want to emphasise that the recipient did the right thing in reporting the message." ®
surely, if you are so lazy as to not write 'going to' the correct (well, kind of) abbreviation is 'gonna'.
thicko can't even do 'txt spk' right!
remind me again, what do they teach kids at school? surely in the days of smart phones it takes 0.0001 of a second to write real words now.
even my barely literate boss (no joke) can write on an iphone.
Re: Re: well.
I turned off the autocorrect on my 'droid within a week of getting it. I still fail to understand why anyone would think defaulting to the 'phone's suggestion is sensible. The default should be /what I typed/ not what the phone thinks I meant.
"remind me again, what do they teach kids at school?"
Evidently not capitalisation.
So you've never used an abbreviation or colloquialism when talking with or writing to friends? You've never hit send on an old T9 phone only to realise you've asked a friend if he fancied a 'riot in the sub'?
Everyone makes a mistake from time to time. Give the kid a break.
Autocorrect is a dick.
My housemate accidentally described me as his 'playmate' thanks to autocorrect. This doesn't help matters since we're described as being like a married couple for:
Bickering in the pub about housework, laziness, each others stupidity.
Never, ever, having sex.