I’m fragile. Sometimes emotionally, but right now I’m talking physically. Somewhere between playing videogames, being a full-time web developer, and writing for this blog, I hurt my wrists. (I know, it’s the easiest injury to make fun of in the world, but we can get over that, right?)
Well, I take great pleasure in writing this blog. The last thing I wanna do is take a break from writing so I’m sorry for the lack of updates recently. Luckily, I’ve got this great new cellphone that lets me talk to it and it types for me. Amazing, right? I’m speaking most of this post right now!
Well anyways, I just wanted to get it out there. (Obviously, I don’t need you to keep me in your prayers.) I’ll be back tomorrow, letting you all know just what I think about this whole Facebook/Instagram thing. I know you can’t wait…
I have a smartphone. The auto-correct feature for typing is pretty good and allows you to add words to the dictionary it might not otherwise have. As it would be, I have 217 words that I’ve added to my dictionary and most of them are pretty silly/unnecessary. Here is the third part (check out the first and second parts, if you missed them), letters P-Z, with commentary:
Palpatine – Senator/Chancellor/Emperor from Star Wars
I have a smartphone (more specifically an HTC Aria running Android Froyo). The auto-correct feature for typing is pretty good and it allows you to add words to its dictionary that it might not otherwise have. It turns out, as of this morning, I have 217 words that I added to my dictionary and most of them are pretty silly. Here is the second part (check out the first part, if you missed it), letters E-O, with commentary:
emi – My (non-comedy, non-blogging) day job, a.k.a. the only one that pays
emo – Makes me sad I needed to type this into my phone, get’s me emotional
Ew – Something was gross
facewash – Keeping clean and talking about it for some reason
I have a smartphone (more specifically an HTC Aria running Android Froyo). The auto-correct feature for typing is pretty good and it allows you to add words to its dictionary that it might not otherwise have. It turns out, as of this morning, I have 217 words that I added to my dictionary and most of them are pretty silly. So here is the first part, letters A-D, with commentary:
absinthe – The liquor I’ve always wanted to try, long banned in the U.S. and now forgotten by my phone
AHAHAHAHA – Why can’t my phone understand laughter
aight – Slang, I don’t blame my phone for not knowing it, it’s probably trying to teach me something anyhow
Allston – Where I live, I wouldn’t think about it if I didn’t live their either
aqua – Come on! Best band of all time!
Arkham – Batman-related nonsense word.
Aromando – Of course they wouldn’t think my last name is a word, look at it!
ass – I get not auto correcting a word to this, but at least accept it is a word
I’m an avid player of Words with Friends, a Scrabble-like game for smartphones and Facebook. The trick to the game is not really having a big vocabulary, but more so to have absolute understanding of all the world’s short and somewhat cheap words (I’m looking at you, “qi.”)
Recently I stumbled across the word “za,” an officially recognized word, which is slang for pizza. Even right now my spell check has a wavy red line under both “qi” and “za” and my phone’s text editor made me add “za” to its dictionary in order to use it. “Za” is the worst example of a word I’ve ever seen. Presum-ably it’s more of an weird contraction, instead of saying “pizza,” one would just say “‘za,” as in, “Hey, wanna go out and get some ‘za?” (I both hate the idea of this sentence and love the idea of using it just to be an ass) Everyone I’ve ever brought this to the attention to has been just as baffled as me to why this horrendous word is allowed to live.
For some reason the official Android Market page for the the app encourages its use by showing “za” in a sample screenshot:
If you’re out there listening, Words with Friends people, you need to get rid of this non-word immediately. It’s making a mockery of social online gaming…