I have ‘beef’ with my phone, the text messaging function to be exact. If it hadn’t already fallen and broken once accidentally, I would show it what it means to be ‘bang‘ out of order’
See, my intelligent phone supposedly stores all the ‘strange’ new words that you use, so next time you type the characters, it will easily give you the option of using said word – just like any other phone you guys have, right?
Well, then there is the other option where when you type ‘home’ you have the option of good, hood, gone etc – you know the drill.
A couple of points of note:
In most of my texts, I use the words ‘in’ ‘go’ etc – and supposedly my phone is supposed to offer me the option of using that combination the next time I want to type that – eg, if I typed ‘in’ last, it will be the first option offered, as opposed to ‘go’ – which uses the same combination of keys. Nothing new or strange there.
Now, on that same combination, I always get offered the word ‘ho’ as the first option. Every time. Which to my knowledge I have never used either in a text message or in conversation with anyone. My phone, being the intelligent ‘thing’ that it purports to be, got that word from? And what is even more worrying is, why does it always come up – how many times have I had to choose the next word and bypass ‘ho’– what is wrong with this gadget? Moreso what is it trying to tell me?
That is not even half-bad – most of us use the word ‘cool’ right? Well, whenever I type cool on my phone, it has the elongated word ‘Coolangatta’ offered as an option – WTF? I mean, has anyone ever met anyone who says Coolangatta?
Until today I thought it was just an annoyance, until I googled said word and found it’s actually a place in Australia. Now, how? (KM, 2006).
Oh you haven’t heard the last of this – not even close. Now, if I type my name, right? Don’t dare laugh even if you cant help it… apparently, I am a Martian… Mara 55.. I mean, its alright to be labelled an alien by the world, but isn’t my phone supposed to be, like, on my side or something? And you don’t even want me to tell you what comes up when I type my Surname – my dad would throw the phone out of the window.
Somebody else’s name has options like: Narcotic, Nasal, Obscene, Mascot – I am soooo dead people
Not fair I tell you
I call this T-Rex – the rise of the machines (only Nick should get that reference)
Lets see who else gets it first.
So please share the most embarrassing things you have encountered while sending or receiving text messages..
Both ………isssssss a monologue and the reverse do not count, although they make everybody’s day…