In the wake of Apple being awarded a patent to prevent sexually-explicit messages from being sent or received, it’s easy to forget that the iPhone’s built-in spell checker and autocomplete already has a strong (if often ironic) Puritan streak. Check the above screen capture for proof.
iPhone users have long bitched about their phone’s tendency to incorrectly autocomplete profanity — but one Twitter user sums it up about as succinctly as it can be summed up:
We played around with the iPhone a bit to find some of our own weird corrections. A word of warning, while none of these words are anything beyond what you may find in a PG-13 movie, we just want you to know that some of the words after the jump may offend. If you are okay with that, please jump right on ahead.
No, it will not.
Another Spanish word, “culo” is slang for “ass” usually not the kind of word you say in front of your parents
“Pooper” becomes “popper” That’s funny. Please, don’t tell us how you plan to use that word for sexting.
Grundle is one of those NSFW words. Urban Dictionary can tell you what it means.
Did you just call me a roughens?!
This one is G-rated. The Weebles, somehow became the weenies.
If you capitalize The Beatles, you won’t run into this problem. Still, you’d figure that spelling it with an ‘a’ would tell the iPhone to just make it “The Beatles.”
What the he’ll? Seriously, I can’t say he’ll? Grr, I mean HELL. HELL HELL! Okay, done.
The word “cunt” becomes “Cingular.”
A few years back, Cingular was the largest carrier in the US and was majority owned by AT&T. In 2005, Cingular became AT&T.