When Autocorrect Goes Horribly Right

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Botched autocorrects are a byproduct of a technological convenience that allows typing on the go, even when the message does not always come out as planned. Yet as autocorrect technology has become more advanced, so have its errors.

…There was the time I was concerned about a friend’s dog, but ended up asking about my former boyfriend (“How’s the Pete?”). (My iPhone remembered, whereas I wanted to forget.) There was the friend, a cocktail lover, who texted her pediatrician to inquire if she should switch her 2-year-old from “1 percent milk to ‘whiskey.” (He said yes, definitely, she should.) And Allyson Downey, a New York entrepreneur whose frequent response to something she liked — “Love ‘em!” — always seemed to read “Love me.”

“It makes me look horribly needy,” Ms. Downey said.

And then there was Naomi Campbell, who sent a tweet to 300,000 followers congratulating “Malaria” (that is, Malala) on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

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