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August, 2008

Train Your iPhone to Swear

After watching this awesome sketch on why predictive text blocks swearing (via Daring Fireball) I was inspired to figure out how to get my iPhone to stop sending emails with the word "duck." A quick Google search landed me on a Twitter that suggested if you type swears out and then just press the x when the phone tries to correct it, eventually it will learn the word. Not only did it work, but it will start to predict you're trying to swear even when you spell it wrong. Anyway, I decided to set up a little site/email called duckingiphone.com where I figure I'll collect people's swearmail. So send your swear training to duckyou@duckingiphone.com
August 18, 2008
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