Calliope folds her arms over her chest. Crimson creeps across her cheeks. “Again?” Urania growls like Roy Kent. “Whaaaaat?” Thalia shrugs. “Auto-correct foils us once more?” Urania growls — twice. “Only wooooooonnnnn thing for it —” Thalia claps three times. “Find and fire the computer gremlins!”
Those Gremlins can be quite sneaky. I was planning a Christmas vacation for the family and those suckers tricked me. They auto-corrected “I rented 2 condominiums for Christmas for the family” to “I rented 2 condoms...”🤦🏻♀️It went to my in-laws🤷🏻♀️
Also, never have I ever sent “What the Duck!” to anyone intentionally.
I wondered about that, but I thought, what the heck--Gail is pushing all boundaries, right? 😂 I can't for the life of me figure out what the word was supposed to be!
Good on ya for exposing yourself to light hearted jokes. We all step in it at some point, especially when autocorrect is involved.
To see the engagement on this thread has me pondering 🤔 what resides at the intersection of Muditā AND Nudity? Hmmm? 🤔
Here we go... 🕳️🐇
Thanks, Gary. And what is "mudita? Is that a person or a foreign word? I'm completley lost!
A borrowed computer told me my last name was a misspelling.
(My own computers not only know me, they autocomplete “Herlocker” after “Herl” — who’s a good computer, yes you are, yes you ARE!)
Suggestion? Not “her locker” but “Sherlock”! Say WHAT?! 🤨
Thanks for the “Roy Kent” link. As I’m not a Ted Lasso watcher I’d have scratched my head bald.
I can’t guess if “nudity” appeared as an auto-correct result or merely a Freudian slip. 🙃 Sometimes on my phone, the corrections (misnomer to be sure) don’t appear immediately. Hand grenades, in my book! I’ll look at what’s already been typed and some very incorrect word choice appears! I’m mostly set for auto-proof.
“To error is human, to forgive divine” springs to mind from my upbringing. Lacking wings all my life, without even a hint of wing buds, I’ve committed more than a couple errors. Learning to forgive came much later in life, in small ways.
I learned doing this in AA from working the Steps. Step 8 reads: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” Working the Steps is usually done with help from a sponsor. Mine “suggested” (AA code for “you better do this) I put my own name at the top of the list! That life lesson taught me that self-forgiveness was vital to being able to forgive others.
Last, although first upon reflection would be the rightful place, a delicious bread crumb. Lewis Thomas. Of course, being unfamiliar, off on a search I went. A Harvard educated MD, later Dean of Yale Medical School and NYU School of Medicine. And president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute. And so much more. Some of his writings explored the essence of being human. Books ranged from tracking developments in medicine for 100 years, to living in a nuclear age, to challenges we face as humans. AIDS, drug abuse, aging.
With 50 books to his credit I hope to find one that challenges my world views. And I’ll continue to grrrr about auto-correct. 😬