When Auto Correct Outsmarts Us

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Robin recently texted her friend "How fat are you?" Instead of "How far are you." One of our producers recently got the incorrectly auto corrected text from her son "I'm shaking up my fudge," instead of "I'm picking up my cleats." The website collects these texting mishaps.

Perhaps this one should be included — it's between our producer Karyn and her husband Ron.

Karyn says she was on a trip back from Montreal and Ron had been trying to ask how far she had come, and whether she had reached the Duty Free at the Border shop and rest stop. "Duty free at the border yet?" is what his text should have said.

And we're hearing from listeners on Twitter.

Post your auto correct horror stories in our comments section or on our Facebook page.


  • Lyndsey Saul, editor of damnyouautocorrect

This segment aired on August 15, 2012.


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