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T9 in Ireland

Tobias DiPasquale notes that the iPhone’s dictionary can correct the word ‘f***ing’ right out of the box. Handy!

The vagaries of various companies’ autocompletion dictionaries are always worth a comment. I’ve noticed that swearing is generally omitted, presumably for prudish reasons to do with tabloid PR fears. But as an Irishman, I find it particularly galling that Nokia’s T9 dictionary cycles through the following entries for “pints”:

  • Shots
  • Pious
  • Riots
  • Pints

When I type “pints” (which happens a lot), believe me, I never mean to type “pious”. Stupid phone!