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Words your phone refuses to retain
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:32:51 PM »
I have an Android phone and there is a worrying level of social conservatism in the dictionary for texting. But oddly, there are some words that it seems happy to learn and add to the dictionary (cunt, fuck, cunted) but others that are seemingly deeply forbidden which it won't retain under any circumstances (cock, anus, John). I know this is not an especially riveting observation but it's lockdown alright. Has anyone else noticed this?

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 09:59:04 PM »
I don’t know about Android, but my iPhone sometimes remembers words if I type them enough, but other times not. For those ones it doesn’t remember through typing alone I can go to settings and add them to the dictionary manually, so I have most swears saved that was with -ed and -ing variations, but also CaB specific things like Verbwhore and Wimblewrong. Maybe there’s a way to do that on Android?

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 10:04:17 PM »
My Android phone is quite happy to retain 'Wimblewrong'.  And 'shitweasels'.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 10:05:47 PM »
Not long after getting my phone I once corrected "well" to "we'll", and now I end up sending "we'll done", "not very we'll known", "he fell down a we'll" every. damn. time.

Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 10:07:32 PM »
Swiftkey picks up all sorts of shit. It's even learned 'site:cookdandbombd.co.uk'.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 10:41:15 PM »
Every time I type 'you're welcome' my phone corrects it to 'you're a whore'.

Awkward.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 10:45:48 PM »
My phone seems intent on changing "that" to "thst".

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 10:49:36 PM »
Not long after getting my phone I once corrected "well" to "we'll", and now I end up sending "we'll done", "not very we'll known", "he fell down a we'll" every. damn. time.

Are you sure it’s your correction which does this? My phone assumes everything I type which could contain an apostrophe actually needs one, which is a fucker when you’re trying to tell someone to get to he’ll because you’re to I’ll to deal with their shit and that things between us aren’t the way they we’re. The one I think annoys me most is “it’s”, and I’m so used to my phone putting it when I mean “its” that I’ve ended up hypercorrecting and deleting the apostrophe wrongly.

Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 11:23:34 PM »
i typed "retard" and my phone cancelled me

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 11:30:30 PM »
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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 12:44:22 AM »
I always type out it is because I can't remember the rule and my phone never knew it

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 02:16:18 AM »
It is processor can’t handle it.

Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 02:21:27 AM »
It is processor can’t handle it.

Yep, you need the lore upgrade if you want to do contractions.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 05:01:01 AM »
My phone keeps changing "er" to "we", no matter how many times I try to retrain it.

Not interesting, I know, but you asked.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2020, 12:21:35 PM »
It is processor can’t handle it.

I feel there's a learning opportunity here

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2020, 09:37:02 PM »
Mine seems to know exactly which tense/version/ending of a word I want and avoids it at all costs. If I want to write 'probably' it'll suggest 'probable', 'probability', 'probate', 'probing' or 'proboscis' first. Smartphonearse.
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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2020, 10:32:42 PM »
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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2020, 08:58:53 AM »
I have a mate called Stefan.
When I type his name into my phone it always suggests 'Dennis' as the next word.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2020, 10:13:31 AM »
I have a mate called Stefan.
When I type his name into my phone it always suggests 'Dennis' as the next word.

Desolation. Stefan Edberg litigates.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2020, 10:30:37 AM »
If I start typing 'fucking hell' my phone suggests 'fucking herself' the dirty bollocks.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2020, 08:08:59 AM »
I think anyone knows what I mean when I call them 'ducking aunts'.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2020, 02:06:51 AM »
Is it cool to use this thread to mention words you’re surprised your phone won’t auto complete?

Ok. Thanks.

“Nazis”. 

Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2020, 04:36:21 AM »
My phobia never gets Anastasia wrote.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2020, 07:58:50 AM »
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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2020, 08:21:08 AM »
My phone nearly always corrects “be” to “he”.  I end up sending messages like “Are we all meant to he there at 9am?” when clarifying work arrangements (when it feels like typos matter more), because the autocorrect makes that adjustment and it’s not such an obvious difference that it stands out before I send it.  And then I notice the second it’s been sent. 

Also my phone absolutely insists on always putting an apostrophe in “its”.  I delete the “s” and the apostrophe, put the “s” back in, press space and the fucking apostrophe springs back in.  Over and over again.  Just fuck off!!


Meanwhile it refuses to learn or autocorrect anything actually useful.  Several times I’ve tried to teach my phone the word “naïve”, which involves me looking it up first because I can never remember whether there’s an accent or a tréma.  Would be a great thing to happen automatically but it never will.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2020, 10:12:51 AM »
Occasionally, my phone decides to autocorrect stuff to French for some reason. It's especially annoying when the French and English words are similar enough that it means you end up with a text that's perfectly comprehensible but is full of weird accents (words like télévision, for example).

Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2020, 10:15:58 AM »
My phone refuses to retain words like 'nude', 'crevice' and 'vulva' no matter how many times I type them!

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2020, 11:05:39 AM »
Vagina? Nah, sorry mate, you can have vaginae(?), vaginally or vaginismus. Or basins. That's yer lot.

Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2020, 09:09:45 PM »
I've just never switched on autocorrect on my phone, I think I'd find it too annoying. However I do type like a bull in a china shop on smartphones, so if I'm (affectionately) calling someone a twat they inevitably end up being a teat.

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Re: Words your phone refuses to retain
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2020, 10:52:29 PM »
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