I hate spell checker. Now, if I was smart like Shaun Allan, I could take all those crazy nonsensical sentences that auto-correct accidentally gives me and make a dark, joyous joke out of them.
Shaunie can write circles around me. Actually, he can write circles around ANYone. My prose when I try to write the way he does comes out forced, as if I was acting like a writer. When Shaun writes it, it’s entertaining. When I write it that way, it reads like ‘Ulysses’ would have read if James Joyce had written it via text-messaging on his smart-phone.
Although, now I think of it, that might have been an interesting lit-class….
But I have to say, that if anyone could make auto-correct work FOR them, it would be Shaun Allan.
I find that just reading Facebook posts as posted from my Android smarter-than-me-phone would be entertaining if they weren’t so embarrassing. My comment on a friend’s post regarding vacations last year: “We went to DC but didn’t get to Vagina, as we didn’t rent a car and were on the Metro.” I’m not sure why my phone felt the need to auto-correct Virginia in such an interesting manner, but hey–what ever works, right?
My comment received five likes from people I didn’t know before I took a look at it and saw what was actually posted.
The really strange thing is my brain didn’t process the fact that we were IN Virginia! We were staying in Arlington, but for some reason I thought we were in Maryland! Washington DC is built in such a way that when you go across town you can literally travel from Virginia to Maryland in ten minutes, something my rural west-coast brain couldn’t seem to get straight. My phone really WAS smarter than me!
I’m not sure how to fit that comment into a medieval alternate reality tale, but I’m working on it.