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KaimukiMan Jan 2, 2013 10:26 AM

There is a website for auto correct snafu's, but this relates to chow issues. what kind of problems have you encountered. I just tried to post the following:

We have a lot of asian influence in Hawaii and traditional New Years Eve food include sashimi or poke, mochi , and noodles such as chowmein.

What I got before I caught it was this:

We have a lot of asian influence in Hawaii and traditional New Years Eve food include sashimi or poke, MOCHA , and noodles such as SNOWMEN.

What kind of issues have you faced? Salted instead of sautéed? Needed instead of kneaded?

  1. almond tree Jan 3, 2013 12:15 PM

    Cudgel instead of kugel ... for those who like to punish themselves with food?

    1. hill food Jan 3, 2013 12:20 PM

      chowmein turned into that? somen I could sort of understand.

      I hate auto-correct.

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      1. re: hill food
        ttoommyy Jan 3, 2013 12:55 PM

        "I hate auto-correct."

        It can be turned off in the preferences on your phone/device.

        1. re: ttoommyy
          hill food Jan 3, 2013 01:40 PM

          usually, yes, but not on my dumbphone®, ehh I rarely text anyway.

          I sort of resent that the default is the auto-correct and not just accepting it as typed, thereby leaving the burden on me to turn off something I never wanted anyway.

          I try to reply with a simple 'No' and it turns into 'onion'. maybe I should run with that.

      2. ttoommyy Jan 3, 2013 12:54 PM

        "Pig oil" cookies for pignoli cookies. From my brother a few days before Christmas. We couldn't stop saying it on Christmas day when we were all together. It will become a tradition.

        "Edison salt" for iodized salt. My friend texted this one to me from Scotland and for months I thought it was some kind of salt found in Europe.

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        1. re: ttoommyy
          calliope_nh Jan 3, 2013 07:31 PM

          When my daughter was little she once asked me about idiotized salt.

          1. re: ttoommyy
            Michelly Jan 24, 2013 08:48 AM

            Hee, hee!

          2. iluvcookies Jan 3, 2013 01:16 PM

            My old version of MS Word, the spell checker wanted to change "calamari" to "calmer". In my new version, this has been fixed :)

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            1. re: iluvcookies
              hill food Jan 3, 2013 02:24 PM

              MSWord usually tries to change my Germanic name into "Schlemiel" - and "that song ain't so very far from wrong".

              1. re: hill food
                sunshine842 Jan 3, 2013 02:30 PM

                Schlemiel, Schlamazel, Hasenpfeffer, Incorporated.
                (we're gonna do it)

                Sorry to plant the ear worm, but you started it.

                1. re: sunshine842
                  hill food Jan 3, 2013 03:58 PM

                  well good morning to you too starshine, the earth says hello
                  You twinkle above us, we twinkle below

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              tardigrade Jan 3, 2013 04:45 PM

              Darn, now I want some mocha-flavored snowmen!

              I turn autocorrect off whenever possible: I don't mind having a questionable spelling flagged, but I'm the human and I'm the one who says what goes.

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                rockycat Jan 3, 2013 04:55 PM

                Spell check thought I wanted to bake with "druid cherries" rather than dried cherries. Mystical scones, anyone?

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                1. re: rockycat
                  ricepad Jan 3, 2013 07:08 PM

                  You're a few days too late...only on the winter solstice!

                  1. re: ricepad
                    rockycat Jan 4, 2013 06:17 AM

                    Oddly enough, that was about when that error occurred. Maybe Microsoft really is omniscient.

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                  calliope_nh Jan 3, 2013 07:29 PM

                  How funny to see your post just now. I was sitting here contemplating starting a thread along the lines of "most interesting thing found on chowhound due to auto correct error".

                  This is because I was really stunned looking at the top hit on my recent google search: torrone chowhound

                  The topic was "Truffles that smell like rotting fish". Say wha? How did I get THAT? Well, I do my Chowhounding on an iPod touch and my typo in keying in torrone corrected to rotting.

                  1. Emme Jan 3, 2013 08:19 PM

                    i've had a few that have given me a chuckle...

                    recently, i was using Siri and voice recognition to text OH that was out of town "there's no unbaked cake batter eater here tonight" along with a picture of a bowl that needed licking.
                    Siri scribed "there's no unborn child batter beater here alright." ...yup, Siri. that's almost exactly what i said.

                    asked OH via Siri voice recognition if we had any lemon juice in the house... Siri texted him "do we have lemon Jews in the house?" he said uh i dunno what are you?

                    almonds = all men "put all men into the batter."

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                    1. re: Emme
                      mrsfury Jan 3, 2013 08:54 PM

                      Lemon Jews..ha ha ha ha!

                      1. re: mrsfury
                        ttoommyy Jan 4, 2013 06:35 AM

                        "Lemon Jews..ha ha ha ha!"

                        OMG...that is what I call those Hasidic Jewish men that always come running up to me with lemons and palms(?) at certain times of the year in NYC asking me if I am Jewish. lol

                      2. re: Emme
                        hill food Jan 3, 2013 10:03 PM

                        HA! - heck, we should just let these 'corrections' ride and let folks think what they will.

                        'lemon Jews'... hmmm, must be a Sephardic thing.

                        1. re: Emme
                          sunshine842 Jan 4, 2013 01:19 AM

                          then you should watch this awesome video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_v7Qr...

                          Not only a stellar proposal, but watch for the "dancing juice"

                          1. re: sunshine842
                            hill food Jan 16, 2013 04:55 PM

                            oh wow just watched that, how could anyone NOT say yes.

                            I want to go to holiday dinners at that family's house.

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                          acgold7 Jan 5, 2013 08:26 PM

                          Yes, I love my Shit Cake mushrooms.

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                          1. re: acgold7
                            jumpingmonk Jan 6, 2013 05:52 AM

                            Served with a side of humus and some Pit chips

                          2. sunshine842 Jan 6, 2013 05:57 AM

                            and then there's the Eyes Of A Certain Age that give you screwy words that you can't even blame on autocorrect!

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                            1. re: sunshine842
                              Bill Hunt Jan 7, 2013 09:01 PM

                              Hey! I fall into that category, all too often, and am glad that Ctrl+ zooms in on my browsers. Then, I can at least read, but that does not mean that my spelling will improve.


                              1. re: sunshine842
                                Isolda Jan 9, 2013 12:42 PM

                                Yes, I'd love to blame my word screwups on auto-correct! I used to drive past a Home Depot that I was certain really called itself a Bomb Depot. Drive parallel to one, look briefly at the sign, and you'll see what I mean....if your eyes are over say, 40.

                                1. re: Isolda
                                  jumpingmonk Jan 9, 2013 04:22 PM

                                  Hey, near me is a French Resturaunt called "L' Auberge Argentil" (the Silver House) for most of my childhood I (who spoke no actual french but knew a few words" through the resturuant was called "L' Aubergine Argentil" (The Silver Eggplant") and my mom still calls a small Deli whose actual name is the Dairydel "The Dreidel"

                                  1. re: jumpingmonk
                                    John E. Jan 9, 2013 04:31 PM

                                    I once saw a bumper sticker that said:

                                    Dyslexics of the World Untie!

                                    1. re: John E.
                                      Michelly Jan 24, 2013 08:55 AM

                                      My dyslexic ex-boss used to say that his first job was as a waiter, but he was fired because he kept serving the dessert first.

                                    2. re: jumpingmonk
                                      hill food Jan 9, 2013 05:39 PM

                                      Silver House and Dreidel would be a better names anyway...

                                2. Kat Jan 7, 2013 12:42 PM

                                  When lobster prices fell earlier this summer, I did a search online for "cheap Maine lobsters" and auto correct changed it to "cheap Maine losers". Ummm.... no thanks!

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                                  1. re: Kat
                                    tracylee Jan 9, 2013 12:29 PM

                                    Wait, I lived with him! I believe the cheap Maine loser is available again :-)

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                                    judybird Jan 7, 2013 03:45 PM

                                    Many years ago, the local Pasadena free paper ran an article on the Tournament of Roses and how valuable it is to the city. The officially accepted contraction is TofR. You guessed it, autocoreect changed it to tofu. So a 4-paragraph article included such gems as "millions of people watch tofu on New Year's Day" and "tofu brings hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring into Pasadena hotels and restaurants each year."

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                                    1. re: judybird
                                      nofunlatte Jan 10, 2013 03:36 PM

                                      I just busted a gut laughing. Thank you.

                                    2. Bill Hunt Jan 7, 2013 08:59 PM

                                      Auto-correct has really furnished me with many laughs.

                                      On my computer, I do not use such, but on my "not-so-smart phone," I spend more time correcting Auto-correct, than actually typing.

                                      Such is life. Going back decades, when Spell-check was just getting its start, a writer (Dave Barry?), did a piece on what happened with it, and all of the humorous results. Wish that I had made a copy of that piece.


                                      1. John E. Jan 7, 2013 10:11 PM

                                        I turned off the auto-correct feature about a week after I first got the device. I might turn it back on just to remind of how much fun I've been musing.

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                                        1. re: John E.
                                          gaffk Jan 8, 2013 12:50 PM

                                          Chuckle . . . I see what you did there.

                                          1. re: gaffk
                                            John E. Jan 8, 2013 02:14 PM

                                            For a while, I thought it might have been too subtle ; )

                                            1. re: John E.
                                              Bill Hunt Jan 8, 2013 05:50 PM

                                              No, at least not for sum...


                                        2. KaimukiMan Jan 8, 2013 09:29 AM

                                          last night auto correct tried to change furikake crusted ahi into fruitcake crusted ahi. gaak

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                                          1. re: KaimukiMan
                                            Bill Hunt Jan 8, 2013 05:51 PM

                                            That does not sound even edible, but such is life with auto-correct.


                                            1. re: Bill Hunt
                                              gaffk Jan 8, 2013 06:06 PM

                                              Finally! A use for fruitcake.

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                                            pine time Jan 8, 2013 09:37 AM

                                            Was writing to some book club members about Oprah's lastest discovery. Hit auto-correct, didn't really pay close attention (okay, my bifocals need changing), and accidentally "replace[d] all" of correct Oprah to okra. Didn't know okra could read.

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                                            1. re: pine time
                                              ttoommyy Jan 8, 2013 09:46 AM

                                              Reminds me of a story Oprah once told on one of her shows in the 90s of a homeless guy running down the street after her yelling, "Okra, Okra Wintry!!!" lol (which I of course call her to this day)

                                            2. meatn3 Jan 8, 2013 08:55 PM

                                              Muscadine became muddiness!

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                                              1. re: meatn3
                                                KaimukiMan Jan 9, 2013 02:19 AM

                                                what will it do with musk ate - er muscatel . . well there's the answer.

                                              2. Gio Jan 9, 2013 12:48 PM

                                                This is one of the funniest threads I've read in a long time... Now I know that typos in on-line newspapers can be blamed on auto-correct. Whew. And here I thought it was the proofreaders, or lack of them.

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                                                1. re: Gio
                                                  hill food Jan 9, 2013 05:41 PM

                                                  well it is due to the lack of proof-readers AND auto-correct, just not the readers skill.

                                                  1. re: hill food
                                                    ttoommyy Jan 10, 2013 05:44 AM

                                                    Sorry. I misread the post I was responding to and therefore deleted my response.

                                                    1. re: hill food
                                                      Gio Jan 10, 2013 06:15 AM

                                                      Er... you Do know I was joking about auto-correct and proofreaders....? I mean, I see so many typographical errors in on-line articles, etc. I think neither proofreading nor auto-correct is happening.

                                                      1. re: Gio
                                                        sunshine842 Jan 10, 2013 06:20 AM

                                                        but win awl the worths our spelt correctly, the smell chucker went sea any thin.

                                                        (gawd that was hard to write....)

                                                        1. re: sunshine842
                                                          meatn3 Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                          But probably very easy to say after the proper libation!

                                                          1. re: sunshine842
                                                            Gio Jan 10, 2013 01:07 PM

                                                            Their otter bee a law!

                                                          2. re: Gio
                                                            hill food Jan 10, 2013 01:56 PM

                                                            Gio - oh I do get your point, the once paragons of journalistic standards are riddled with typos. I love the print media, but the budget cuts to the necessary staff required are gutting the very appeal of the product. I still think they are using auto-correct, but there's nobody left to catch the inevitable glitch.

                                                            1. re: Gio
                                                              Bill Hunt Jan 17, 2013 06:20 PM

                                                              As many of my CH posts come, after I have declared "Wine-thirty," there is not telling WHAT I might type - auto-correct, or not...


                                                              1. re: Bill Hunt
                                                                Gio Jan 18, 2013 03:29 AM

                                                                Bill, are you admitting to TUI? (typing under the influence)

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                                                          erin_grogan Jan 10, 2013 10:56 AM

                                                          There's a particular seasonal beer from Abita brewery called "Mardi Gras Bock" - autocorrect turned "Bock" into "Bach"- a symphony in a bottle, indeed.

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                                                          1. re: erin_grogan
                                                            sunshine842 Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                            Show us your Lizst!

                                                            1. re: sunshine842
                                                              hill food Jan 10, 2013 01:59 PM

                                                              hmm, NOLA jazz funneled through the mind of a Baroque composer... could be interesting.

                                                              1. re: hill food
                                                                eclecticsynergy Jan 20, 2013 09:10 PM

                                                                And thence fuel circle: write thru Enola fission & dirty bomb rice to fusion jazz flanneled... Wear you bean Haydn?

                                                                Sorry, got a little carried away there- more the Provence of autocomplete than autocorrect...

                                                          2. hill food Jan 10, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                            I blame this whole controversy in the English speaking world on that OCD fusspot Samuel Johnson and by extension in the Americas, Noah Webster.

                                                            1. babette feasts Jan 12, 2013 07:29 PM

                                                              Texting the chef about mizuna today, my iPhone suggested 'mishmash'.

                                                              1. eclecticsynergy Jan 15, 2013 12:12 AM

                                                                Saw this text message on a TV segment today:

                                                                "Should I bring suck your wife?"

                                                                Was intended to read:

                                                                "Should I bring sake or wine?"

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                                                                1. re: eclecticsynergy
                                                                  Bill Hunt Jan 17, 2013 06:25 PM

                                                                  Uh-h, sounds like a "gauntlet" might be thrown down there!


                                                                2. meatn3 Jan 16, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                                  Polenta tried to morph into tadpole on my yahoo e-mail!

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                                                                  1. re: meatn3
                                                                    Bill Hunt Jan 17, 2013 06:26 PM

                                                                    Hey, what is wrong with the "Sole Over Tadpole?"


                                                                  2. Sandwich_Sister Jan 16, 2013 06:07 PM

                                                                    shepherds pie became sheep pie.

                                                                    I said don't forget the romaine which was for our salad and our tortoise and it came out as don't forget Rome.

                                                                    Can you see if they have key west pink shits? I meant shrimps.

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                                                                    1. re: Sandwich_Sister
                                                                      hill food Jan 16, 2013 06:57 PM

                                                                      when in Key West it's what's egressed the other end that's pink IME.

                                                                      1. re: hill food
                                                                        Bill Hunt Jan 17, 2013 06:27 PM

                                                                        Or, what the "pink egrets" do...


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                                                                      rockycat Jan 18, 2013 07:26 AM

                                                                      My kid texted to a school friend this AM, "Are you coming?" I was auto-corrected to, "Are you cumin?"

                                                                      The other kid is South American so I suppose it's possible.

                                                                      1. Disneyfreak Jan 23, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                                        Not really food related, but it made me laugh. I was bringing my daughter her pocket book which she left somewhere. It held her EPIPENS -- something she carries for food allergies.

                                                                        I wanted to send her a quick text as I hopped in the car so I used the talk to text feature. This is the what the text said:
                                                                        "I went to pick it up so you would have your HAPPY PANTS."

                                                                        Needless to say she was confused

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                                                                        1. re: Disneyfreak
                                                                          Dax Jan 23, 2013 12:31 PM

                                                                          It could have been worse ...

                                                                        2. Gio Jan 26, 2013 09:16 AM

                                                                          While I don't have auto-correct installed I do use spell checker. This signals a presumed misspelled word by placing a wavy red line under the offensive word. Yesterday as I typed fritattas and omelettes they were red-lined as needing to be corrected to "irritates" "towelettes".

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                                                                          1. re: Gio
                                                                            hill food Jan 26, 2013 09:48 AM

                                                                            towelettes can ease irritation...

                                                                          2. KaimukiMan Jan 31, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                            got a message today saying someone's son made "Managua" in school today, and he ate all of it, first the bread, then the char siu.

                                                                            The word should have been "Manapua" not "Managua".

                                                                            Manapua is the Hawaiian word for Char Siu Bao, Chinese Pork Buns. At first I thought she was talking about some kind of variation on a Cuban Sandwich.

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                                                                            1. re: KaimukiMan
                                                                              hill food Jan 31, 2013 08:53 PM

                                                                              that could be an interesting cross-cultural food mash-up; Cuban-Chinese Char Siu Bao, funneled via Nicaragua (toss in a VN Banh Mi influence and I am SOOO all over that baby).

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