Murdered Over Autocorrect? Or Just Because Some People Are Crazy

from the where's-the-lawsuit? dept

I have to admit that DamnYouAutoCorrect.com has become a regular visit for me -- especially when I need a good laugh. While I get the feeling a bunch of them are faked these days, some of them are amazingly funny (this one seems to be a popular one). However, now there are some (slightly sketchy) reports coming out of the UK that an autocorrect mistake may have resulted in a murder, after some guy thought his friend was calling him a "nutter." Oddly, it was the guy whose phone made the mistake who killed the other guy, but he insists that the recipient of the misplaced "nutter" came over to his apartment with a big knife in response. Of course, the other guy also appears to have prepared himself by placing knives strategically in his apartment so he could respond. And respond he did, as the dead man apparently had over 100 injuries from the knives. I think this guy probably has got bigger problems than just his phone "autocorrecting" messages...


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    2scoopsofreason (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 7:26am

    He should be more reasonable...

    He should have just sued for character defamation/liable. No need to go to extremes.

     

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    Capitalist Lion Tamer (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 7:40am

    New legislation on the way...

    You already can't text while driving or walking. Now you'll no longer be able to text while conversing.

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 7:42am

    Re: New legislation on the way...

    And thinking! No texting and thinking simultaneously...

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 7:49am

    Question...

    Who do I sue for having just lost a full hour on damnyouautocorrect.com?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 16th, 2011 @ 8:05am

    Re: He should be more reasonable...

    Yeah, but who would he sue? The guy who sent him the text, for defaming his (personal) character; or the phone manufacturer, for defaming an (orthographic) character?

     

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    Mr. LemurBoy (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 8:18am

    Autocorrect is evil! Won't somebody stop this menace!? Think of the children!

     

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    Josh in CharlotteNC (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 8:38am

    Re: Re: New legislation on the way...

    No texting and thinking simultaneously...

    Pretty sure that won't be a problem. No one seems to do it.

     

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    Greg G (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 8:50am

    Re: Question...

    I suggest Apple, and any other makers of smart phones.

    If these had not been created, no one would be auto-corrected by their sometimes smart-ass phones.

    I sure don't need my phones assistance to get into trouble. I can manage that quite well on my own.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 9:01am

    Re:

    Oh, please. There's nothing wrong with autocorrect. If you're low on blood sugar, just spend the sixty-five sense for a cock....

    Sent from my iPad

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 16th, 2011 @ 9:26am

    Crazy people everywhere.

     

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    Jon Snow (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 11:09am

    Curse you, Mike

    Just wasted an hour -- first of many no doubt -- LMAO on that silly autocorrect site.

     

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    PandaMarketer (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 11:38am

    Mike is spying on me?

    I just posted an image from there on my FB yesterday, and now it shows up on TD!

    http://damnyouautocorrect.com/images/wnt-2.jpg

     

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    Capitalist Lion Tamer (profile), Feb 16th, 2011 @ 1:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: New legislation on the way...

    Or perhaps, in the best Heller-esque fashion, they'll outlaw texting while texting.

     

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