Friday, December 18, 2009

Good Lick at the Meet, Dude!

I just got an iphone and it took a little while to get used to the texting. Auto-completing words makes it even more susceptible to errors. Now I understand why I have received so many text messages from people that have the same somewhat humorous mistake.

About twenty people this year have wished me "GOOD LICK" instead of "good luck."

Depending on who the message is coming from, that can be really funny, or just downright uncomfortable. Ya know?

And do you want to know something really uncomfortable? Doing a google image search for "lick" without the "safe for work" search settings enabled on your computer. I am pretty sure these were the only two pictures that came up that weren't just downright disgusting. Although there were a few people who could actually lick their elbows, and that's kind of cool, only because I can't even come close.

Search filters are a good thing. Auto-complete, not so much.


  1. I feel your pain SV. I too have issues with auto correct on the iPhone. the simplest errors will not be corrected and yet words I don't even use in my daily vocabulary (due to my own limitations) will come out.

    One that I make religously is trying to type the word Friday. Quite often it is froday, and there have been several times where it has not corrected it (except for this response). Once I had TURD find it's way into an email, don't ask me how.

  2. Totally agree! Just got an iPhone as well and have many a time regretted hitting the send button before reading what had been corrected. The fact you have to look in horror as the text is sending and there's nothing you can do about it except immediately send a correction is just embarrassing.