My phone is the worst.
It is the most awful writer ever.
It truly bugs me because writing well is important to me, and I consider myself to be a fairly good one. But my phone often changes words on my behalf to things that don’t make sense at all. Grammatical errors abound. My Siri is apparently hard of hearing (or else I’m a terrible mumbler), and honestly half the time I wonder why I even bother to use the voice texting feature.
But the spelling errors are the worst of all.
I use the word mannequin much more frequently than I’m sure the average person does, so it’s quite bothersome that my phone thinks the correct spelling is actually mannikin.
Ok, so I just typed that in and didn’t get the little red squiggly lines thinking that I’m spelling something incorrectly, so apparently my phone’s version is a legit option. Hmmm…
Upon further inspection via Google, it appears that mannikin means this: dated, usually disparaging : a little man : dwarf, pygmy. An actual word, to be sure, but how much more likely am I to be talking about a tiny man versus a form on which to hang clothing? Why would my phone change this spelling for me?
So there you go. I think we’ve all learned something new here today. Side note – this is quite possibly the strangest and most random post I’ve ever written in the five and a half years of having this blog. Hopefully any first timers don’t judge me based on today’s effort. 😉
Oh, and I wore a dress! It’s from the shop. It’s available online here, or come on in to Wild Ruffle in downtown Prior Lake and purchase it in person. Shoes are courtesy of shopbop.com, and are a new fave (and a pretty darn good value at just $55!).
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