When will Apple fix Ducking. When.

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  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    A common complain is that the iPhone changes ****ing to ducking. But why? Why?

    Ducking is not even a real word. So why would it auto correct to a word that doesn't exist?
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Ducking is a word......lol not sure if serious or....

    Has someone ever told you to duck when something was being thrown at you or coming towards you?
     
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    Yeah! Plus, it's also an audio effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducking
     
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    Wow... This thread.

    I understand the complaint but I don't think we needed a thread though
     
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    Why not? Last time I checked this was a discussion forum.

    To the OP, yes this happens quite often, but it's not a complaint I would have.
     
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    It doesn't change it to ducking on my iPhone. If you correct it a few times iOS will learn that it shouldn't change it.
     
  8. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Very true. Eventually iOS will learn.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You would think that the OP's phone WOULD have learned by now!
     
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    Wow, and I thought I heard (read) them all on this forum. Some people that post here are just plain silly o_O
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Same here. :D It doesn't put an apostrophe in other words either.
     
  12. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well they say the iPhone keyboard is the smartest. But the truth is, it doesn't correct it.
     
  13. imanidiot Suspended

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    Just stop. Really. Take a walk. Do something. Anything.
     
  14. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Ducking Fumb more like it.
     
  15. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the problem actually is, it doesn't think that ****ing is an actual word. So it would be better if the iPhone didn't actually correct it.

    If you didn't realize the problem is that it autocorrected a word that people were already spelling correctly.
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I'm sure it knows it's a word, it's just trying to save you some embarrassment in the case that's not the word you intended on using. After all, D is next to F on the QWERTY keyboard.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Times I've used the word ducking: 0

    Times I've used the other word: ∞ + 1
     
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    Doesn't mean it's not a real word.
     
  20. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    My wife an I clashed heads while we were ducking under a low beam in the loft the other day.
     
  21. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    My brother is a sound engineer and uses this term on almost a daily bases.

    See this post:
     
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    Just now, autocorrect changed the word "us" to "U.S." (I wasn't writing about the country). Honestly, "ducking" is the least of my issues w/iOS autocorrect...
     
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    The OP is probably like my wife and instead of taking the time to actually tap the X a few times to teach the phone the new word, they just move to the next word and then scream at the ducking phone for not doing it ducking right and then have to go back and fix it, most likely to repeat the same thing.
     
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    Oh, yes,
    I was ducking under cover just as you were posting that. I do my best to stay away from both haters and ignorant folks.
    "Not a real word", indeed!
    I'm just hoping that we don't hear that a "dictionary" is just a historical artifact, and not useful for any purpose.
    It's a large book, so I could probably use it as a cover - you know, ducking under it!
    And, wouldn't that be ironic (which also may not be a real word :D )

    I just saw this sentence in my thesaurus (remember those?) which might be relevant
    "it's ironic that a former illiterate is now a successful writer"
    Perhaps the OP will become a successful writer, too!
    You could write about "ducking stools", while ducking as a result of all the slinging from this thread, eh?
    The only "real" words must be those that you use everyday. All the others are purely imaginary.
     

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