Using autocorrect makes typing much easier on phones. Not only you can write words you don’t know the spellings of correctly, but it also compensates for mis-hits on the tiny keyboard.

But one day I had to write something using a pen and paper and I realised that I had forgotten how to spell common words. For example I had no idea if it was “absense” or “absence”.

Then I turned off autocorrect on my phone so that I can relearn how to spell words. I have gotten a lot better since then.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

  • erpicht
    22 years ago

    I hate autocorrect with a passion and never use it, reason being that it tries to correct variant spellings, names, and other unique words I use. I know adding mine own words to the keyboard’s dictionary would alleviate that issue, but I find that / predictive text eerie. I’m not so busy that I cannot proofread what I type, and I use any words I mis-spell as a learning opportunity, because it helps me remember it for future use.