Blame It On Autocorrect

“I’m telling you, it wasn’t a typo,” Darren insisted. “My protagonist is a military colonel, not a colony. That was autocorrect that changed it.”

“And in your transcript, when you said that your protagonist had to pith, I suppose that, too, was autocorrect, right?” Darren’s editor said.

“Exactly,” Darren said. “He had to piss, not pith.”

“So the colonel’s wife was a zoologist, not a zoomorphic believer? You’re stretching credulity here.”

“Of course,” Darren said. “I don’t even know what zoomorphic means.”

“Okay,” Darren’s editor said, “you can blame it on autocorrect if you want to, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s official. You’re a terrible proofreader and my job is not so much to proofread your drafts, which contain a waterfall of what you claim are not typos. If you want me to do that as well as to be your grammatical gatekeeper, you’re going to need to pay me more money.”


Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (typo), Your Daily Word Prompt (pith), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (colony), Ragtag Daily Prompt (zoomorphic), Word of the Day Challenge (credulity), The Daily Spur (official), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (waterfall).

8 thoughts on “Blame It On Autocorrect

  1. Nope, Not Pam April 16, 2022 / 3:49 am

    Autocorrect, the worst thing ever implemented 🙄

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  2. Marleen April 16, 2022 / 8:13 am

    Oh, dear. But he’s/she’s right. If the editor has to do correcting or clarifying per autocorrect, he’s/she’s going to have to be paid for that as well. (I suppose he’s/she’s not paid by the hour as yet.)

    Very good on the use of prompts, she says after she thinks she’s gone back over all the autocorrect screwups.

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