SINCE the beginning of auto-correct times, there have been auto-correct pranks. They may have started with a simple word swap, but now the art of auto-correct pranking has evolved into replacing words with entire passages.
One Twitter user decided to play an epic prank on his mother by telling her phone to replace the words ‘dirty laundry’ with an extract from Ulysses by James Joyce.
— Patrick M (@MrBikferd) April 25, 2014
So when poor @MrBilkferd’s mother tried to ask if he had any dirty laundry she responded with the passage. When she was then asked what was wrong, she fell into the same trap and the extract was sent again.
Other people have since caught on.
Changed some Autocorrect settings on my moms phone to 50 cent lyrics & I don't think I'll ever be bored again pic.twitter.com/7rsM8YzESF
— Kassidy Gautier (@kassidyg12) April 29, 2014