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Good Times with T9

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I suppose most readers of this here blog have used T9 predictive text messaging on their phones. One thing that happens from time to time is we all send a message with something like That sounds book, when we really meant to say That sounds cool. Well, some of my friends and I decided it’s more fun to just leave it on that first word that T9 picks and send the message anyway. A couple examples we discovered: Move it or lose it becomes Note it or lord it. Dont (no apostrophe for this one) be scared becomes Foot be sacred. The possibilities are endless! And if you type woohoo, it becomes zonino. Oh, one more that baffles me. Sometimes I reply to questions with a simple yep. When I’m cycling through the possible choices, wdp shows up just before yep, weird.

Here’s a site I found where this phenomena is discussed: Saussure, Predictive Text, Cycling Awake and the word ‘Book’

Comments (5)

I have yet to delve into the texting world. But I imagine some new lingo and phrases will come out of this. It sounds like texting is book.

Haha. This sounds like barrels of fun. I refuse to use T9 when texting for some reason. I think it’s because I don’t like texting, but maybe I would like it more if I stopped being masochistic and used T9. Keb made a funny… hehe.

T9 is awesome. I used to be like Tom and refused to use it. Then I gave in. Give in Tom. You’ll love it.

I love the seemingly ingrained stubbornness of the computing type of folk, if you will. Yea, even the computer geek. Even at little things. If you’re texting, nobody knows if you’re using T9, the only purpose is to make life easier for the text sender, so the non-sell-out mentality is pretty hard core in that instance. Awesome.

I REALY WOULD LIKE TO TRY THIS OUT BUT I DONT KNOW ANY EXEPT 3 OR 4

PLEASE? ‘
HELP ME ‘

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