Say What?

by Rachel on November 11, 2010

It’s been about two months since I bought my HTC Incredible, and I must say — it lives it up to its name! I love this phone.

It took me a little while to get the hang of it though. When I first got the Droid, I was so annoyed with how it automatically told me what words I wanted — and corrected words without my permission.

It seemed like every time I wanted to text, tweet, or e-mail, I had to add my words.

I was playing with my phone the other day and I actually found my user dictionary. And, well, reading through it was pretty entertaining. I had to add all my abbrevs, along with all my different forms of expressing myself (because “aww,” “awww,” and awwwwe” all mean very different things).Here is a sampling of some of my favorites…

Seeing it like that, you’d never guess I was an 8th grade spelling bee champ.

These words pretty much sum up my life.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Smash @ Appreciate The Now November 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

Totes. <3

I can't use the predictive text — drives me insane.

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2 Lauren November 11, 2010 at 9:35 am
3 Rachel November 11, 2010 at 10:05 am

omg. (haha)

I use MOST of those abbrevs. Never called it “breevin” though…I might start.

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4 Anne Bender November 11, 2010 at 9:42 am

Thank you for including me. lol {ahem – bender}
My middle child uses lolz all the time. My favorite on my phone is Walmart; comes out as Walnast. I think that speaks for itself.

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5 Rachel November 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

HA — Walnast. Perfect!!

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6 Alyson November 11, 2010 at 10:07 am

you may enjoy this website
http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

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7 Dori November 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Yeah I was going to say you should submit this entire post to them.

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8 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

I hate when my phone tells me what to say…it is almost always wrong.

I dig your texting dictionary though. People don’t use the word floozy enough in daily conversation. Bring it back.

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9 Paige S November 11, 2010 at 11:33 am

cocumentary is my favorite hahaha

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10 Aj November 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Why would I tell my friend to put coconut oil on her clot. Literal LOL. Seriously, R is sitting next to me and looked over like I was crazy laughing at my computer.

I have the Motorola Droid with the keyboard. I have no patience for autocorrect or teaching my phone what I mean to type.

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11 Dori November 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Agree, that line made me LLOL. This is exactly why I love you Rach.

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12 AnneWF November 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

You are so funny! Thanks for making me laugh today.

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13 jenna November 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm

i haaaaate autocorrect, although it does provide some laughs. my friend’s an english major, and he was telling me something about the english department’s rules. but his phone decided he meant to say “anguish department.” we thought it seemed more appropriate.

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14 Erica November 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

My old roommate and I have an outrageous vocabulary when we’re together. We could probably have a whole conversation speaking in code. We started writing down all of our weird words, and like, at least half of them come from t9/autocorrect on our phones. One of my favorites was when a former fling of mine texted me (on his way home from the bar)…

Him: so you gonna in down on me or what?
Me: excuse me? Haha where are you?
Him: I’m coming good right now

I’ll let you figure out what he meant, lol.

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15 Rachel November 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

hahaha

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16 Dori November 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Um can you text me more?

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17 Holly November 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

uhm- can I ask what exactly does that coconut oil will do??? the suspense is killing me

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18 Rachel November 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Ah, yes! Well, you see, I had told my friend — as I tell everyone — that coconut oil is amazing for many things. Cooking, moisturizing, and also…lube. (Just not with condoms!) Anyway, so she went and bought herself some and then wasn’t quite sure what to do to it. I told her to put it on her or put it on him, just to get to it.

These are the sort of things I get texted about on a pretty much daily basis.

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