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February 1, 2011

By now you’ve probably hurt yourself laughing at like I have. And you know it’s funny ’cause it’s true.

I loathe autocorrect. But I especially loathe it when I’m trying to text LOD about something having to do with the kids.

The co-parenting relationship is already a little delicate, so we tend to choose our words carefully. And when you type something in and don’t realize the phone has changed the word to something else, radical misunderstandings can occur. “Form” slightly misspelled can become “porn,” “had” becomes “ham,” etc.

The other day I was texting LOD about the kids’ school lunch menu. Specifically the “Medical style baked beans.”


I really do think texting is the best thing since email for divorced parents. You can deliver only-somewhat-time-sensitive information when you think of it. You can have a fight without disturbing anyone else. You can let the other know you’re running late so no one gets angry.

But come on. Help a mother out. Medical style baked beans??

Damn you, autocorrect.

(The first commenter to correctly guess what “medical” was actually supposed to be wins the glory of being right.)

16 Comments leave one →
    • askmoxie permalink*
      February 1, 2011 9:46 pm

      That one makes me laugh, but for sad reasons. I guess it’s better than if it autocorrected the other way, though…

  1. MomPlusKid permalink
    February 1, 2011 9:45 pm

    Considering the stereotypical quality of both school and hospital food, “medical” may be an appropriate description….

  2. February 1, 2011 10:10 pm

    I’m guessing “mexican.”

  3. Pixie permalink
    February 1, 2011 10:11 pm

    I’m going w/ Mexican, although…”Mexican style baked beans” sounds kind of gross.

  4. askmoxie permalink*
    February 1, 2011 10:12 pm

    Nora and Pixie, you two are so close!

  5. MoxieMom in NY permalink
    February 1, 2011 10:26 pm

    I’m going with meatless

  6. Jan permalink
    February 1, 2011 11:03 pm


  7. Riza permalink
    February 2, 2011 12:14 am


    • askmoxie permalink*
      February 2, 2011 12:15 am

      Riza wins!

      • Riza permalink
        February 2, 2011 12:39 am

        Yeeee-hah! Is there a Calexico-equivalent lunch spot where we can celebrate?

  8. February 2, 2011 10:29 am

    Last fall I texted my ex: [Boo] has a low fever & cough, dying.

    He was not amused.

  9. February 2, 2011 12:36 pm

    Oh yeah. I just discovered DYAC the other day (at work, ahem) and was laughing so hard I couldn’t answer my phone.

  10. Susannah permalink
    February 2, 2011 8:22 pm

    Mole-style baked beans?

  11. February 3, 2011 4:56 pm

    LOL what Kate said! My boss caught me laughing so hard I was crying and she wanted to know what was wrong. I totally played it off. EEK!

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