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January 10th 2014 4:28 pm

What a ducking piece of shot. How do you get around spellcheck "issues" on your phone?

Veronica's tweet about swearing on the iPhone earlier today reminded me of something:

What are your tips and methods for getting around 'ducking' problems on your iPhone. (Do Android phones have this problem or are you able to customize the built in dictionary?)

I've seen the following ideas:

Add shortcuts:

Add a new contact:

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dave's pick

On Android the dictionary and the like is tied to your keyboard app and yes some do allow you to customize it. Some, like the google keyboard and voice dialer have profanity blocked from auto correct by default but that settings can be turned off as well.

On the iPhone I can't really get around it effectively. Not that I swear much in the first place in dictation :)
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I swear Ryan Seacrest and co had a solution to this...

Buy one before BlackBerry wins that lawsuit :)
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Thank goodness the default Android keyboard lets you add to the dictionary. There are tons of words it doesn't recognize, and Google has always had terrible spell-check in their products. I have a running list of all the real words that Chrome thinks are misspelled words. There's about 50 words on it already...

The default Android keyboard works thusly: when you spell a word that isn't in the dictionary and press the space key, the auto-complete bar above the keyboard tells you to tap it if you want to add it to the dictionary. You can also do this after the fact by tapping on the word (which will be underlined in red), and under the alternative spelling suggestions is an option to add the word to the dictionary.

BTW, Chrome just told me that "thusly" isn't a word.
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I go with the shortcuts trick, and when that doesn't work, manually correct it. I guess it's a constant reminder to alter diction? ;)
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Adding shortcuts is one workaround but the best way is to just press the little 'x' when it comes up with an autocorrect suggestion - do that a few times and it'll learn
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