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Carl Craft

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Finally a ducking cure!

Here’s a minor inconvenience that might be driving you nuts.  Does your phone ever auto-correct the F-word to the word “DUCK”?  A lot of phones do it.  But there are two easy ways around it . . .

Someone on Instagram said they got around it by adding a new contact to their address book . . . and typing the F-word into the name field.

They gave it a first and last name . . . “[Effing] [Eff]” . . . so it would also stop auto-correcting to the word “ducking.”  So that’s one way to do it.  But there’s another way that also works on most phones.

On an iPhone, just go to Settings . . . General . . . and find your Keyboard settings.  Then click on “Text Replacement.”

It’s a feature that lets you create shortcuts.  Like if you type, “omw” it’ll change it to “On my way.”  But for this, enter the F-word as the shortcut AND the full phrase.

Android phones can do it too.  Just go to Settings . . . Language & Input . . . and find a feature called “Personal Dictionary.”

Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time and trying to make the most of it... with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...