How are smartphones making us look dumb? Not being a big fan of texting or of using autocorrect, I can see how sloppy typing might result in a different message being “corrected” by the spell-check feature in the smartphone’s word-processing program. If you check this site you will see other mistakes that are very comical. Proof reading before sending the text could save you from embarrassment.
The New York Times Magazine/ January 16, 200 ON LANGUAGE by Ben Zimmer http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/magazine/16FOB-onlanguage-t.html?scp=2&sq=on%20language&st=cse
- On Language: Auto(in)correct (nytimes.com)