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The 11 most hilariously bad autocorrect fails of 2014 so far (NSFW)

Top 10 Autocorrect Fails

Smartphone software is constantly improving across the board with each new generation, but there’s one thing that we have always been able to rely on since the dawn of the modern handset: autocorrect is just awful. The technology was intended to minimize errors while typing on tiny smartphone keyboards or on glass screens, and sometimes it does its job quite well. But sometimes it really, really doesn’t.

Autocorrect can be horribly embarrassing, especially when a phone automatically changes a word or phrase to something awkward or profane that the system obviously learned because the user had typed it intentionally before. Of course, that’s also what often makes autocorrect fails so hilarious.

The Huffington Post has compiled a list of what it calls the 11 most cringeworthy autocorrect fails of January 2014, taken from iPhones and Android phones alike. Compiled from submissions made to Damn You Autocorrect, a successful website spawned by terrible autocorrect technology, most of the entries are indeed quite cringeworthy.

The first five fails can be seen below — NSFW for language — and the rest can be found on HuffPo, which is linked down in our source section.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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