iPhone Autocorrect: Carrot Top is our favourite "orthoclase"…

That’s the word iPhone’s autocorrect feature inserted when Steve replied in a text to our friend who had just come from the comedian’s show in Las Vegas. What Steve meant to text was, “Carrot Top is our favourite performer” but he spelled “performer” wrong . After we finished laughing, we immediately wondered…what the heck is an orthoclase? Well, it’s a mineral of the feldspar group, KAlSi 3O8, by the way, and a term, I’m sure, that has never been used to describe the man. A tool, a maniac, a genius perhaps…but an orthoclase?

Coincidentally, last night, my sister sent me an email about a website devoted to iPhone autocorrect where people submit laughable autocorrected texts as evidence of texts gone wrong.

Warning, this site contains explicit language—but then, that’s what makes this so funny. If you need a laugh, and who doesn’t on a Tuesday, and after a weekend of shovelling, attaching and re-attaching the front apron of your car that has been ripped off from slamming against ruts and windrows, go to this site:
http://damnyouautocorrect.com/  You won’t be able to stop laughing.
Good for a Tuesday laugh, or any day of the week!


Author: Twyla Campbell

World-wide wanderer, CBC Edmonton AM Restaurant Reviewer, Member of Edmonton’s Slow Food convivium, oenophile, epicurean explorer and a freelance writer whose works have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including More, Above & Beyond, Avenue (Edmonton), Up Here, Northern Flyer, Opulence, City Palate, the Edible Prairie Journal, The Edmonton Journal, Slow Food Canada, Lifestyle Alberta, and on Slow Food Edmonton’s website. Grant MacEwan University (Professional Writing Program) Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree (in progress). I’m a Tweeter @wanderwoman10