Dear Guy Who Programmed the Dictionary and Auto-replace feature in the BlackBerry,
I'm curious... What planet are you from?
I mean, I appreciate that the BB helps me replace words with typos, and lots of times it gets them right, but where the heck did you learn English? There are some real doozies that seem to happen pretty often though.
For example, if I mistype "haven't," the BlackBerry replaces it with "ha bent." Riiiight, like those are the two words I MEANT to write.
The other one that really throws me is when I mistype "they" and the BlackBerry INSISTS on replacing it with "thry."
(a) What the HECK is a "thry?" Note there is NO entry in the www.dictionary.com for "thry" so I'm not sure why it's even offered as a suggestion must less automatically replacing it.
(b) How in the WORLD does it come to the conclusion that "thry" (even if it IS a valid word in the dictionary) was more likely the word I wanted than "they"????
A couple of suggestions:
1) Buy an actual English dictionary. It can't possibly be that hard with all the computerized spell-check programs out there.
2) Use some sort of histogram to tell the frequency of words occurring in the English language to figure out which was the more likely word the fumbling typist intended to type.
In case you were wondering: No, my typing speed has NOT improved with time and experience on the new BB storm keyboard. I try to type faster and make mistakes, and the BB tries to help me out by replacing my mistakes with nonsense words like "thry."