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Ode to AutoCorrect MAG

June 22, 2011
By atrociousprincess BRONZE, South Orange, New Jersey
atrociousprincess BRONZE, South Orange, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

Who pauses to think about what they write
When they can type faster than they can think?
A pen's weight doesn't remind of words' might;
They can't feel the permanence of e-ink.
Communication is measured in speed,
Value, beauty, and greetings forgotten.
Lines upon lines of words spewed without heed,
No glance to see whether they're miswrotten.
Our proofreading entrusted to programs
Who've no idea what was meant to be said,
Conversations are revised into shams,
And messages are better off unread.
Tools meant to facilitate and correct
Communication lead to disconnect.

(AutoCorrect Interpretation)
Who paid to think about what they wrote
When they've cab type faster than thy can thin?
A pens wright downstream rind of words might;
They can't feel the permanent of rink.
Community is measured in sped
Value, neat, and greetings forgotten.
Lines upon lines of words speed without her
No glance to see whether thurs miswritten.
Our proofreader entrusted to program
Who've no idea what was meant to be Sid,
Conversations are revised into Shans,
And messages are getter off unread.
Tools meant to facility and correct
Community lead to disconnect.

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on Feb. 13 2015 at 11:13 am
bewareofbunnyrabbits SILVER, Winona, Minnesota
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This is so great :D

on Nov. 24 2014 at 12:18 pm
Clary_Fray DIAMOND, Castro Valley, California
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This is so great! I especially love "e-ink". Congratulations on your publication. You definitely deserve it!!! <3

on Nov. 24 2011 at 6:48 pm
pens-are-mightier-than-swords SILVER, Caledonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"we often put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down"
~Author Unknown

This is a thouroghly delightful poem! Or, according to my computer, this is a thouroughbred deli poem...

on Nov. 21 2011 at 12:54 pm
saturntv BRONZE, Melbourne, Florida
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That was amazing! Oh, irony. I love this type of poem. It reminds me of Taylor Mali's "The The Impotence of Proofreading." You have skill.

on Nov. 3 2011 at 11:00 am
alaskanman BRONZE, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
'I see' ,said the Blind Man to his Deaf Wife as he grabbed a hammer and Saw.

I love this poem because it is totally what happens when people start to dink around with the auto-correct options

on Sep. 20 2011 at 10:44 am
rockstardream GOLD, I&#39m Not Saying, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"If you dream it you can do it." ~Walt Disney

LOVE! So very true, and a unique idea for a poem!

on Sep. 19 2011 at 2:57 pm
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. You have TALENT. :D

on Sep. 15 2011 at 5:18 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Incredible!!! Extremely creative and inspired, congrats on getting published in the magazine, it belongs!!!

on Sep. 7 2011 at 9:09 am
KaylaKewlKat93 SILVER, Burlington, North Carolina
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I give myself very good advice,
But I very seldom follow it,
That explains the trouble that I'm always in,
Be patient, is very good advice,
But the waiting makes me curious,
And I'd love the change,
Should something strange begin,
Well I went along my merry way,
And I never stopped to reason,
I should have know there'd be a price to pay,
I give myself very good advice,
But I very seldom follow it,
Will I ever learn to do the things I should?
Will I ever learn to do the things I should?

Fantastically creative! Loving it!

on Sep. 1 2011 at 6:34 pm
lauren.elizabeth. SILVER, Stockton, California
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This is so funny! It made me laugh but at the same time it caused me to think (although I think about my hatred of technology often). That is a great effect to have on people, to entertain them and make them think. Great, original idea. Keep up the good work! Comment for a comment?

weezy said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 2:20 pm
his is a 0 to me

on Jun. 30 2011 at 1:41 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
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love it! funny and very interesting! 5 out of 5!

sakina GOLD said...
on Jun. 30 2011 at 11:49 am
sakina GOLD, Chennai, Other
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-Hazrat Ali (A.S)

Very nice..!

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Jun. 30 2011 at 10:02 am
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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I love this! Its original and very funny. 5 stars(:

on Jun. 29 2011 at 9:33 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
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this is hysterical! i love itt lol great jobb

on Jun. 27 2011 at 8:15 am
CieraDesiree GOLD, Hagerstown, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
You never know what you have until it's gone.

This was an interesting idea