No, I am not talking the name you might give your iPhone. I am refering to the way your name gets changed automatically thanks to the spellchecker in iOS. The most common name for me is “Mintal” rather than “Minter.” Do you have an iOS name?
Re-definition of who you are
Not knowing what or who is Mintal, I checked and was quite relieved to find, in the Urban Dictionary, the following definition:
MINTAL – adjective: to describe an item or act that pleases the viewer whilst evoking emotions of craziness. A hybrid of mint and mental.
I was particularly happy to see the reference to mint.
Marketing or poor customer service?
That said, the point of the article was not to gloat over the inspirational definition. The point was to say that iPhone and the iOS has a crazy way of seeping into our lives. And, Apple stubbornly does not let its users go in and adjust the automatic speller. For the amount of times we use the iPhone, iPad, etc, you would have thought that this irritation would have swollen enough to get their attention. We all have certain words that just don’t compute. Granted, the iOS does learn… but, sometimes, you feel it would be even better if you were allowed to suggest words or override how it automatically corrects.
What’s your thinking? Are they doing a good job not letting us in?