I just had the auto-correct feature on my iPad turn a mention of a conference in April into a statement about a “conference in peril.” Fortunately I caught it before I sent the e-mail. But I am starting to wonder if I can turn this feature off, since it would be better to have lots of words underlined in red calling out to be fixed, than to be able to assume that what you intended to type is what actually displayed when in fact it is not.
And why does it always suggest “ghat” when you don’t quite hit the letters for “that”? I’ve been to the ghats in India, they are breathtaking, but even so I honestly don’t mention them nearly as often as I use the word “that”, and I suspect that others are the same when it comes to he frequency of use of these words. Why program it to suggest “ghat” at all when most of the time the suggestion will be a nuisance?
Anyway, clearly the most serious and momentarily heartbreaking exchange, if it is based on a real one, is this one that has been making the rounds: