After this morning’s round of bad weather, I texted my wife to say I’m safely at work. But as nature would have it, I mistyped safely as “safly.” Thankfully, my trusty iphone corrected my misspelling and put the correct word: “sadly” in its place – therefore telling my wife that ‘I’m sadly at work.’
For a second, let’s forget whether I’m happy being at work or not, and let’s discuss the outstanding function of auto-correct that has overtaken almost every aspect of our society.
Auto-correct really is a nice feature on Microsoft Word and other computing programs. It’s even come in slightly useful on smart phones. But wouldn’t it be great if we would have auto-correct in our speech?
I can just imagine how auto-correct speech might sound. Similar to the beeps on TV when someone says a word they shouldn’t, we would hear people speak like “Did you hear about BEEP?!? Yeah, he beep beep beeped when she beep beeped.”
Actually, that would be quite nice, because after a while, I am sure that we would finally stop gossiping about people. (of course, it’s not gossip when we just speak the facts, right? Wrong!)
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. (Proverbs 21:23 ESV).
I tell you, on the day of judgment, people will give account for every careless word they speak (Matthew 12:36 ESV).
So . . . today, go out and beep beep your beeping beeper.