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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?

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

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

      I hate auto-correct.

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      1. re: hill food

        "I hate auto-correct."

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

        1. re: ttoommyy

          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. "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

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

          1. 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

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

              1. re: hill food

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

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

                1. re: sunshine842

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

            2. 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.

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

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                1. re: rockycat

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

                  1. re: ricepad

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

                2. 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. 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: mrsfury

                        "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

                        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

                          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

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

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

                        2. Yes, I love my Shit Cake mushrooms.

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                          1. re: acgold7

                            Served with a side of humus and some Pit chips

                          2. 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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    I once saw a bumper sticker that said:

                                    Dyslexics of the World Untie!

                                    1. re: John E.

                                      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

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

                                2. 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

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

                                  2. 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

                                      I just busted a gut laughing. Thank you.

                                    2. 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. 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.

                                          Chuckle . . . I see what you did there.

                                          1. re: gaffk

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

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

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                                          1. re: KaimukiMan

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


                                          2. 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

                                              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)

                                              1. re: meatn3

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

                                              2. 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

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

                                                  1. re: hill food

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

                                                    1. re: hill food

                                                      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

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

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

                                                        1. re: sunshine842

                                                          But probably very easy to say after the proper libation!

                                                          1. re: Gio

                                                            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

                                                              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

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

                                                        2. 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: sunshine842

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

                                                              1. re: hill food

                                                                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...

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

                                                              1. 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

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


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

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                                                                  1. re: meatn3

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


                                                                  2. 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

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

                                                                      1. re: hill food

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


                                                                    2. 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. 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. 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

                                                                            towelettes can ease irritation...

                                                                          2. 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

                                                                              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).