Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Coalstakes

I'm a huge fan of the predictive text entry system on my Motorola RAZR. The way it works is that you start typing the word you want to use, and it tries to make a best guess of what it is that you are really trying to say. For example, if I wanted to type "HELLO" on a regular phone, I would do "4 4 3 3 5 5 5 > 5 5 5 6 6 6". On the Motoroloa, I would do "4 3 5 5 6". It has a built in dictionary, and it learns words as you use them (my phone is well on its way to becoming bilingual).

Another entertaining aspect of the predictive entry system, is the suggestions it comes up with when you input words that it doesn't know. For example, if you try to type in "cocksucker", you end up with "coalstakes".

I don't know why I find that hilarious, but I do.

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