Word To Yourself

I’m not against a good critique. In fact, I welcome it, but there’s something unsettling about being critiqued by my own computer.

As with most, I apply auto-correct when writing a document. Unlike most, I type everything backwards.

I probably could have fixed this habit when I took typing in high school, but back then I was too busy passing notes and pressing the keys as fast as I could to make it sound like I was typing fast.

Now I’m stuck with dyslexic hands. This puts an awful lot of pressure on my auto-correct.

The most frequent correction I get is that little red line under my misspellings. That’s okay, I deserve it. I also get a lot of verb confusion consider revising. No problem, I can handle that, too.

Then my auto-correct turned on me. It went too far. First, it went on strike claiming I had too many corrections for it to handle. Then yesterday, it told me I was too wordy. Too wordy, me?

I have a hundred reasons why I’m not too wordy, and I almost drafted a sternly written letter to the makers of Microsoft to tell them so, but I stopped myself. It was right. My auto-correct managed to tell me in two words, what my friends and family have been trying to tell me all my life.

So do yourself a favor, use caution when using auto-correct. The truth is a harsh ally.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mike Hartman
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 18:01:29

    You? Too wordy?? Say it ain’t so!!! I love reading your stuff no matter how wordy. Happy New Year Colleen. My best to your family. Hit me back with an update when you have a minute. Love, Mike

    Sent from my iPhone


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