Friday, February 15, 2008

Text Perils

Beware eager text-ers! The ever perillous predictive text function can come up with some unexpected constructions to catch the unwary out, and being arrested on suspicion of terrorism is a possible outcome for those sending SMS messages to friends or relations called Anna. Yes, the helpful souls who devise the function on your mobile phone, and presumeably rank the predictive function with the most likely word first, have decided that the default for 'Anna' should be 'bomb'. So a message meant to say 'Dropping Anna off at airport in 5 minutes then heading home' could be wildly misconstrued if it got intercepted!

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