December 6th, 2005

Phone

Predictive Text

My mobile phone handset is a Sagem myX-6 (not in evidence on the Sagem website, probably because it's now obsolete), and it guesses what you're typing when you're composing a text message.

I discovered this morning that "countersign" is predicted incorrectly as "countersgin", the correct spelling being absent from the dictionary, and that "gherkin" isn't in the dictionary either.

How fortunate it is that these two words feature so rarely in my text messages.