Saturday, September 05, 2009

Autocorrect Fail!

My text message to Jonathan von Wellsung, hat tip to the programmers of iPhone autocorrect:

It is Latoya Mattila's birthday!

Pure fail, and yet pure win...

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Well of course, we're all familiar with the coattail-riding Mattila siblings, aren't we? Poor Randy Mattila.

armerjacquino said...

The Matilla Five were among the pioneers of Finnish Motown.

armerjacquino said...

I can't even spell 'Mattila'. Oh the irony.

winpal said...

And who will ever forget her sister's wardrobe malfunction in Salome?

Anonymous said...

I miss the WellSungs. They always made me feel young with their hip lingo that the kids use nowadays on their interweb computational devices. Seriously, I do miss reading their blog and their take on operas.

I do appreciate Maury's use of "fail" as a noun. I had only read about this locution in a William Safire column, so I was happy to see an example in context.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/magazine/09FOB-onlanguage-t.html

Maury D'annato said...

Anon: occasionally I use the youth lingo. "Slang," I think they call it. You and I are in a lot of trouble when we start figuring out what the hell kids are talking about by reading Safire!

Will said...

I think the Wellsung boys are creatures of the active opera season, and I'm hoping they will be back with the start of things again soon.

In teh winter things are, like, smokin and they're down with that, but in the summer they're, like, meh--know what I'm sayin?