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Is Your Phone’s ‘Autocorrect’…Incorrect?

Apple iPhone 4. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Apple iPhone 4. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – We’ve all gotten those texts or emails that leave you scratching your head in wonder. We have smartphones that may be too smart. They anticipate the words you are typing before you’re finished and you get “divorce” instead of “disney”.

It could lead to some confusion, says New York Times’ Ben Zimmer. He talks about the very problem in this week’s ‘On Language’ column for the T Magazine that comes out on Sunday. Get a preview here.


Pat Farnack talks with New York Times’ Ben Zimmer about the trouble with ‘autocorrect’

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