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mucking with my trousers

On my personal cellphone, I occasionally send text messages. I was writing one a few minutes ago to a buddy of mine because I want to verify that I can use his server for backup DNS. I use the “multiple tap” method for text entry, because I haven’t gotten the hang of T9 yet. Even so, my phone does make word recommendations when the previous word is completed. I was typing along and had entered “I am mucking with” … its suggestions for the next word were disk, the, and your. Not what I was after, but relatively reasonable. I typed in the actual word I was after, making it “I am mucking with my” … and it popped up with “Trousers” as the only suggestion.

WTF? What sort of deranged default dictionary are they using?

Later in the message, I typed in “permission to do my” and it popped up Trousers again, but this time it had learned from before and also presented dns as a choice.

By elyograg

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.
-- J.K. Galbraith

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