Txt'ers: Can you beat this?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by dyl, May 7, 2004.

  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Can you type the following into your mobile in less than 67 seconds?

    "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."

    Mad!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3689819.stm
     
  2. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

    Did he have predictive text on by any chance?! :wink: :wink:
     
  3. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Despot, we should enter Tara!
     
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Hey, everybody; do you remember those dark and distant days when phones (even the earlier mobile phones) were actually used to call people?.... ;-)

    Joking aside, talking about predictive texts, how often have you sent texts to your nearest and dearest saying: 'I'll be good in 10 minutes', or some such?
     
  5. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    That's majorly annoying! I love predictive text though, it's speeded up my texting no end, seeing as I refuse to use txt spk. It even knew some rude words :)
     
  6. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    "Band" is the same key combination as "Came" which can be quite embarassing......
    :oops:

    "Came tonight was good" :oops: :lol:
     
  7. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    I once was going to dinner with a friend i hadn't seen for ages and she asked if I was a vegetarian. I said something like "I foot like fish but I foot mind meat". I didn't notice and so she fed me a veggie dinner... :oops:
     
  8. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    see - apostrophes are your friends... you could have been eating a nice chunk of dead animal, but oh no... let's be lazy, and disregard the humble apostrophe...
    :p
     
  9. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    OOoo stop it you or else... :twisted:
     
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Other potential predictive text 'alternative words' (try them out if you don't already know!)

    Andy
    Pub
    Beer
    Duck
    Lusty
    Night
    If
    No
    Cow
    Rump
    Fast
    Lick
    Dave
    Concert
    Cornet
    Bass

    And try typing 'flugelhorn' and see the strange word that comes up......
     
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  12. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    and if your try to write 'picking someone up'....it comes up as shaking, which is nice
     
  13. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    That word was added to my custom dictionary as soon as I got the phone, Dave!
     
  14. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    In fact, I might change my name by Deed Poll to my predictive text alternative, Date Pawn

    On that subject, how about:

    Peter Able
    Roger Thoroe
    Caroline Twighf
    Body Pullin


    And see if you can work out which tmp-er's real name comes up as Manni Bosniri!
     
  15. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Naomi Cornish?
     
  16. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Can I ask people... how the HELL does predictive texting work. I can't use it and get extremely annoyed and end up throwing the phone at something/someone
     
  17. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Umm.. maybe you should just switch it off then Dave - what type of phone do you have?

    (It works by you just typing the letters once and it tries to work out what word you mean. You then have to select the word you want if it's in the list. Alternatively you can say "foot" instead of don't...)
     
  18. Ste69

    Ste69 Member

    Mine comes out correct. Can't remember if i've added it at any point though :D
    Don't remember signing any txts with my name :!:
     
  19. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Damn. This has given me an idea for a quick quiz. Work out the following brass band related things from their initial predictive text 'disguises'. No need to pm, just a bit of fun, post 'em here if you like! Mostly pretty obvious, anyway!

    Restrico (Famous test piece)

    Quite Gothsiste (Famous test piece)

    Gilbert Tintes (composer)

    Endems (brass band)

    Arighmure and Pastribj (brass band)

    Buy As You They Copy (Brass Band)

    Petero Quite (Famous test piece)

    Poor and Circumstance March (!)

    Philip Occanm (soloist)

    An Eric Symphony (duh!)

    Cars In the Ballroom (famous solo!)

    Empty Fathoms (and again!)
     
  20. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    On my phone mine I come out as Caroline Twigie, am different between brands!
     
  21. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member


    Nokia 3510i. Guess it's not the same for all! In which case, probably best to ignore the quiz I've just posted!!

    Yours

    Date Pawn
     
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