The Autocorrect thing

My friend Barbara in Florida emailed asking what I meant by “orange forum” in my email to her. I had no idea. Ever since acquiring my iMac last December this new feature has been launching sneak attacks on my prose. It will, even before I have finished typing a word, change its spelling to transform it to another meaning. Recently I typed “susceptible” and right before my eyes, it became “suitable” because I had misspelled “susceptible,” which even now cramps my fingers. This autocratic behavior of the app obliges me to proofread my eyes out, and a good thing, too.

I know I do an injustice to Mr. Autocorrect, for to tell the truth I have difficulty spelling some words, such as “triptych.” So I do him an injustice as he has saved my bacon countless times. For this reason, I have not canceled his interference in my affairs. The tussle continues. 


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