Monday, 3 March 2008

Oh, shiv!

Someone at Language Log has been reading my diary. I made a note this morning to post on my latest adventure in predictive texting — I ended up with 'shiv' instead of 'shit'. That's good, of course, because we shiv-users are easily offended.

But the text isn't always bowdlerized. I've already mentioned what happened when I typed in 'coal'. If you can't work it out, watch the video.

Duck, watch the video anyway.


Duncan said...

Good one Snail, only tried predictive texting once and found it a real pain in the appe

Snail said...

I have a love-hate relationship with it, Duncan. I should turn it off but it fascinates me. Okinawa? Prickwillow? (I can't remember what I was typing for that last one but it was completely innocuous.)