Life Without Autocorrect
Happy new year! Wishing you all an awesome new year filled with all God’s best for you.
Please excuse the loooooong duration since a blog post. The last time I blogged was ….. AUGUST 2017! O dear. Anyway, let’s start the new year as we intend to go on.
So, I’ve been using my phone without autocorrect for the last few months and it has flown by. Surprisingly. It has been one of the easiest and most difficult decisions at the same time.
My decision was inspired by my sister who had done the same thing first. Life without autocorrect has meant I need to sound out certain words I am unsure of previously when autocorrect would have supported me. If I couldn’t remember how to spell a word, I would put in the few letters I could recall and let autocorrect do the job. Now I have to figure it out myself. I think my spelling has improved because of it (not that it was particularly bad before).
Being without autocorrect has made me realise how easy it has been to just rely on autocorrect. It has made me lazy in that regard. It also makes me wonder about other things I do that are in fact making me lazy. Autocorrect in itself is great. But when it means my ability to spell certain words is slowly eroding away, something must be done. I wonder if I will ever use autocorrect again.
Until next time (which should be soon!)
Memoirs of a Yoruba Girl
Posted on January 14, 2018, in The Randomers and tagged Africa, autocorrect, memoirs of a yoruba girl, mobile, mobile phone, naija, nigeria, phone, spell, spell check, spellcheck, spelling, sub Sahara, sub saharan africa, west Africa, west african, words, write, writing, yoruba, yoruba girl. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.