When Auto-Correct Goes Bad: How Smartphone Users are Left Red-Faced by Typing Blunders

For a mobile that calls itself a ‘smartphone’ the auto-correct function isn’t so clever.

The predictably ends up interfering in people’s messages, changing them to vastly different meanings.

The unwitting sender usually forwards them, oblivious to the fact that they may have just sent a bit of a blunder.

One father gives his child a shock when he attempts to tell them of their holiday plans

At least this lothario didn’t text his date this message blunder

Learning the hard way: At least it’s out in the open

Accidentally outing: This mother will have some explaining to do

From changing the words ‘kissing’ to ‘killing’ or ‘cross country’ to ‘cross dressing’ the receiver normally gets a bit of a shock, before a laugh.

And the red-faced sender usually has to send a hurried explanation, just in case they get the wrong idea.

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