I have complained about this for a long time already and I am not alone. A lot of people are angry about this for obvious reasons.
Autocorrect sometimes can be useful only if they supply the correct word needed for the article. Because of writing too much, some words are corrected differently and the most frustrating part of it is that it cannot be detected immediately because there are not red marks of the incorrect word. I have to admit that autocorrect comes in handy to mispelled words. However, if the word is strange on the English vocabulary, it will be transformed to the closest English word.
The problem of autocorrect is not isolated on the English speaking population. If we communicate through text or email on other countries, autocorrect is a pain in the neck. Our problems, even if Filipinos understand English, are far worse. When I try to text something in Visayan or Tagalog, the autocorrect just mess it up.
Android and iOS devices suck on this one. They replace out of place words rather than the one the author really intends. In fairness to Windows Phone users, the typo interface problems are quite milder. However, the suggested words of Windows platforms are based on what are frequently used. Somehow, it reflects your personality. If you are a pervert, for example, vulgar and sexual words comes first on the suggested list. Sexting can be more convenient then.
The problem of autocorrect is that it fails to acknowledge that language is constantly evolving. The way we communicate changes over time and place. Expressions and spellings that may be wrong today can be correct in the future.
Credits to Dan Tynan of Yahoo Tech
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