On paper, autocorrect is awesome. When you send someone a text, it checks your writing and gets rid of all the spelling mistakes. But in reality... It's even better. You see, autocorrect has a good sense of humor—sometimes it makes random edits that completely change the meaning of a word or phrase you were going for. That way, a 'daughter' can become a 'disaster' and 'chivalry' can turn into 'chocolate'. And these "jokes" are even better if you notice them only after you hit "Send".

Below, Bored Panda has compiled a bunch of tweets about some of the worst autocorrect fails that are simply funny as duck. Enjoy!

#1

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bowNarrow007 Report

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
6 months ago

Love

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#2

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Aurelia!
Community Member
6 months ago

oops

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The inventor on the patent for autocorrect and the closest thing it has to an individual creator is Dean Hachamovitch. And you could say it all started in the early '90s when Hachamovitch first joined Microsoft. He was given a job on the Word team and back then, word processing was at a crossroads: on one side were the people who wanted adornments and frills—improved desktop publishing, color separation, and things like that. On the other side was the functionality gang, where Hachamovitch found his place.

These guys really wanted to help people get out of their own way. As Hachamovitch saw it, the main thing that people do on a word processor is type, and typing, according to him, is a matter of "a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of scutwork." Hachamovitch thought he could improve the typing experience by delivering us from scut. He set out to make our typing sleek and invisible, smooth as speaking from a teleprompter.

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

LOLLL

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#4

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
6 months ago

Borthday omg lol

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#5

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
6 months ago

So agree!

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As WIRED pointed out, the notion of autocorrect was born when Hachamovitch began thinking about a functionality that already existed in Word. Thanks to Charles Simonyi, the longtime Microsoft executive who is widely recognized as the father of graphical word processing, Word had a "glossary" that could be used as a sort of auto-expander.

It allowed to set up a string of words—like insert logo—which, when typed and followed by a press of the F3 button, would get replaced by a JPEG of your company's logo. Neat. But Hachamovitch realized that this glossary could be used far more aggressively to correct common mistakes. He put together a bit of code that would allow you to press the left arrow and F3 at any time and immediately replace teh with the. His eureka moment came when he understood that because English words are space-delimited, the space bar itself could generate the replacement, making the correction automatic. Hachamovitch then compiled a list of common errors, and his team got to work. One Microsoft manager even dubbed them the Department of Stupid PC Tricks.

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lilireinhart Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

"I appreciate a man with chocolate" lollllll

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#7

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rachelle_mandik Report

troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Where's my monkey? WHERE'S MY MONKEY??

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#8

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Kendragarden Report

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
6 months ago

Perfect

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Pretty soon, the team realized that autocorrect could also be used in less productive but far more entertaining tasks. One day, for example, Hachamovitch went into his boss' machine and changed the autocorrect dictionary so that any time he typed Dean, it was automatically changed to the name of his coworker Mike, and vice versa (his boss kept both his computer and office locked after that). Children were quick to pick this up too—after Hachamovitch went to speak to his daughter's third-grade class, he started receiving emails from the kids' parents, saying something along the lines of "Thank you for coming to talk to my daughter's class, but whenever I try to type her name, I find it automatically transforms itself into 'The pretty princess.'"

So now that you know the origins of autocorrect, do you really think all these hippos, I mean, hiccups on the list are accidental?

#9

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thearibradford Report

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
6 months ago

SMH 😂

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#10

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sarabellab123 Report

Aurelia!
Community Member
6 months ago

:( poor daughter

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#11

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DocAtCDI Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

yes. i agree that they should burn in hello too

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#12

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dad_on_my_feet Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, that is one way to describe toddlers, I guess.

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#13

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Star of the world
Community Member
6 months ago

;-;

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#14

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1followernodad Report

Star of the world
Community Member
6 months ago

THIS

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#15

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envydatropic Report

Aurelia!
Community Member
6 months ago

honestly I'd rather we were in the middle of a panda mix XD

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#16

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thetradingchick Report

sunflower
Community Member
6 months ago

HAHAH

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#17

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SladeWentworth Report

River Webb
Community Member
6 months ago

next thing you know she'll autocorrect everything to live, love, laugh

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#18

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theDapperilla Report

Little Ms. Quirky
Community Member
6 months ago

Autocorrect is just waiting for it's chance to autocorrect it to "exaggerate "

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#19

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jillboard Report

engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
6 months ago

My ma's birthday is in a few days so Haoppy bjrghday Ma

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#20

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Kitty Luna Darrow
Community Member
6 months ago

time for a visit to the next solar system

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#21

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Lilly Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
6 months ago

Autocorrect can go to he'll (yes I let it change it for me lol)

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#22

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, good morbid to you, too!

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#23

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aparnapkin Report

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
6 months ago

🤦‍♀️

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#24

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HomeWithPeanut Report

Star of the world
Community Member
6 months ago

im dineing☠️

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#25

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curlycomedy Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

actually autocorrect is a psycho

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#26

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meenaharris Report

Serial pacifist
Community Member
6 months ago

Nudity disorder

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#27

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TheCatWhisprer Report

River Webb
Community Member
6 months ago

and then your phone and all the furniture in your house doubled over laughing

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#28

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Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
6 months ago

Damned commie cakes! :)

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#29

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UnFitz Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
6 months ago

sez u

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#30

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LurkAtHomeMom Report

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
6 months ago

Panic steaks are excellent, especially served with a nice panic red wine.

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#31

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Alexis Alcaide González
Community Member
6 months ago

Mr Lecter upvote this

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#32

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Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
6 months ago

I think autocorrect might be on a diet on the dl and needed to be strong.

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#33

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🦊Vivian Zhang🦊
Community Member
6 months ago

://////////////

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#34

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rachelle_mandik Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Buttonhole! LOL

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#35

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SladeWentworth Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

honesty is good

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#36

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Manda_like_wine Report

sunflower
Community Member
6 months ago

HAHAHA

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#37

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jillboard Report

ABerCul
Community Member
6 months ago

Priorities

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#38

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jessicasizeland Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

*a few minutes of exercising tongue* "TIME TO LICK YOU OUT JESS" *big lick* *jess gets licked to another continent*

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#39

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troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

And it's always going to be "kitties".. :'D

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#40

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Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

he wants you to be fit?

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#41

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Kitty Luna Darrow
Community Member
6 months ago

this only applies if you're a stereotypical anime girl.

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#42

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Star of the world
Community Member
6 months ago

how

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#43

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HomeWithPeanut Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

yup so understanding

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#44

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tanipartner1998 Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

duck you autocorrect!!

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#45

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envydatropic Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

cool

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#46

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Gupton68 Report

Ugh.
Community Member
6 months ago

Oof

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#47

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maryfairybobrry Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

oh no

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#48

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thepursuinglife Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
6 months ago

Are you more likely to be ducking under a table or...?

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#49

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Ellie J
Community Member
6 months ago

I would have preferred it to be signed off with a mildly threatening 'soon'

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#50

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AngryBlackLady Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
6 months ago

Another with no lucking duck at mall

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