Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Pity the Fool Who Still Uses Mr. T9

One of my favorite features about my new phone? The full QWERTY keyboard. With my old phone, I only had the traditional old numeral pad. Thus, I had to rely on the phone's T9 predictive text setting for sending speedy text messages.

Admittedly, when I first discovered T9, I was fully enthralled by how much easier it made texting. More recently, though, I'd found the program's limited vocabulary to be frustrating. If I wasn't careful about proofreading my messages, texts would sometimes go through with bizarre (albeit hilarious) misspellings.

For instance, a week ago I tried to send a message that said, "Mayhap I will visit you." For some reason (probably because T9 was created in the 1990's and not the 1490's), the word "mayhap" wasn't in my cell phone's lexicon. So, crafty Mr. T9 inserted what he decided I must have meant  based on my pushing of keys 6, 2, 9, 4, 2 and 7.


Tanya Rose said...

Hahaha. Nazi I will visit you. That's funny. I bet if you really did have a Nazi friend, you certainly wouldn't call them by their given name. You would just call them Nazi, right? Right.

Miss Kolleen said...

and to think youre married to a jew.