• incontinence (unregistered)

    incontinence?

  • jderikse (unregistered)

    ^_^

  • Jeff T (unregistered)

    Wow, that's pretty bad...

    Main Entry: in·con·ti·nence Pronunciation: (')in-'känt-&n-&n(t)s Function: noun 1 : inability or failure to restrain sexual appetite 2 : inability of the body to control the evacuative functions

    Captcha: ewww (my thoughts, exactly)

  • Aaron (unregistered)

    That's so funny I'm going to pee and poop my pants.

    really.

  • Alon (unregistered)

    Not to mention that May 18th is a Friday this year (unless this mail is from last year, then why did it take so long?)

  • shambo (cs)

    We just had the same thing happen to a customer service rep. Oh did we have a good laugh that day.

    Ms. Burket, I do apologize for the incontinence you have experienced with the course. You may want to be sure that you are...

  • Joshua (unregistered)

    It might not have been auto-correct. Maybe they really misspelled "inconvenience" and didn't pay attention when spell check replaced it.

  • KattMan (cs)

    This is so funny I could just, well, shit.

  • FredSaw (cs)

    I had incontinence the whole time I was dealing with Sprint. Finally got them out of my system. :D

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  • Dave C. (unregistered)

    This is one of several, well maybe dozens, of words that spell check should flag for special handling, e.g, "Auto-correct has replaced this word with the word 'incontinence.' Did you intend to be hilarious?"

    -- Dave

  • Anomalous Blowhard (unregistered)

    The real WTF is the massive horizontal scrolling.

  • Ron (unregistered) in reply to Alon
    Alon:
    Not to mention that May 18th is a Friday this year (unless this mail is from last year, then why did it take so long?)

    Because only just recently did wtf start publishing non-coding wtfs. So I only just submitted it.

    Presumably, Sprint sent it to all their enterprise bizmail customers. Nice one, Sprint.

    Captcha: ewww

  • Michael (unregistered) in reply to Anomalous Blowhard
    Anomalous Blowhard:
    The real WTF is the massive horizontal scrolling.
    Uh, what massive horizontal scrolling?
  • Dustin (unregistered) in reply to Ron

    Soo... it was Enterprise-wide incontenance.

    We're gonna need a bigger pooper-scooper.

  • RH (unregistered) in reply to incontinence

    I had a similar thing happen in an email:

    We would like to schedule a job interview with you for us. Please give us a phone call at your incontinence.

    "Hello, I'm calling in regards to the job interview. One sec." [flush] "Are you still there?"

  • strictnein (cs)

    How timely. Sprint just had an outage that affected one of our offices. I thought our IT manager was going to crap himself he was so mad.

  • akatherder (cs)

    We are here for your incontinence.

    Sincerely, Depends.com

  • shiftyx (unregistered) in reply to incontinence

    Our network admin once sent an e-mail to the entire organization and had the same autocorrect snafu happen to him. I swear you could hear a collective chuckle as people began reading it. Some people printed the e-mail and posted it on their bulletin board.

  • PisS (unregistered)

    Was the customer who received this pissed off?

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Alon
    Alon:
    Not to mention that May 18th is a Friday this year (unless this mail is from last year, then why did it take so long?)
    Maybe the user was constipated?
  • bloodbob (unregistered)

    Yeap I've done this before.

    CAPTCHA: tesla

  • sol (unregistered)

    I hate when I the DB shytes all over the place...

  • goddess (unregistered)

    I was going to write something clever about incontinence, then I saw my captcha... "dubya" - yikes! Now that's worse than failure.

  • Rafael Larios (unregistered) in reply to bloodbob

    Wow.. Just WOW, I just hope that this wasn't a massive letter to the corporate costumers.

    Captcha: cognac.... Yes, it makes me pee!

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Rafael Larios
    Rafael Larios:
    Wow.. Just WOW, I just hope that this wasn't a massive letter to the corporate costumers.

    Captcha: cognac.... Yes, it makes me pee!

    costumers?

  • Joe Mason (unregistered)

    Meh, the autocorrect thing is just a typo. It's obvious what they meant.

    The REAL WTF is that after making the change in the email, the outages table has both a "Sunday, May 18" and a "Thursday, May 18".

  • sf (unregistered)

    I almost had incontinence myself when I read that.

  • mrprogguy (cs) in reply to Michael
    Michael:
    Anomalous Blowhard:
    The real WTF is the massive horizontal scrolling.
    Uh, what massive horizontal scrolling?

    Every once in awhile there's a weird layout glitch that causes the page to render in an incredibly wide manner. Not sure what it is, but I've seen it myself.

    Meanwhile: yes, about six years ago we had someone where I work misspell "inconvenience," and had the spell-checker sub in "incontinence" instead. She wasn't looking too carefully and accepted the replacement without complaint.

    The letter went to a very important customer, and it was already an apology for doing something incorrectly. We all survived, though....

  • mav (unregistered) in reply to Jeff T
    Jeff T:
    Wow, that's pretty bad...

    Main Entry: in·con·ti·nence Pronunciation: (')in-'känt-&n-&n(t)s Function: noun 1 : inability or failure to restrain sexual appetite 2 : inability of the body to control the evacuative functions

    Captcha: ewww (my thoughts, exactly)

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm packed full of definition 1.

  • the tony (unregistered) in reply to incontinence

    I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!! :)

  • That's not me, I'm the other guy (unregistered)

    Well, reminds me of putting in a proposal to an RFP that required about 500 people dialing into an AS/400.

    My proposal read in part

    "... and could even access the AS/400 from pubic phone boxes ..."

  • Anomalous Blowhard (unregistered) in reply to Michael
    Michael:
    Anomalous Blowhard:
    The real WTF is the massive horizontal scrolling.
    Uh, what massive horizontal scrolling?

    On the homepage (but not on the individual article page), the containing the e-mail text scrolls horizontally until I enlarge the browser window to 1037px or so.

  • Anomalous Blowhard (unregistered) in reply to Michael
    Michael:
    Anomalous Blowhard:
    The real WTF is the massive horizontal scrolling.
    Uh, what massive horizontal scrolling?

    On the homepage (but not on the individual article page), the containing the e-mail text scrolls horizontally until I enlarge the browser window to 1037px or so.

  • Anomalous Blowhard (unregistered) in reply to Michael
    Michael:
    Anomalous Blowhard:
    The real WTF is the massive horizontal scrolling.
    Uh, what massive horizontal scrolling?

    On the homepage (but not on the individual article page), the containing the e-mail text scrolls horizontally until I enlarge the browser window to 1037px or so.

  • Anomalous Blowhard (unregistered)

    Ok, the real WTF is the forum software in its entirety. Mods, please delete two of my three identical posts above.

    CAPTCHA: burned

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to That's not me, I'm the other guy

    Could be worse...

    I sent sample code for using a new library to all our developers and didn't notice that I had spelled word count without the letter "o". Due to idiotic copy and paste, the c-bomb appeared multiple times.

    Luckily our one female programmer had a sense of humor

  • Moriarty (unregistered)

    Reminds me of this email thread I had.

    PM (broadcast to team, me CC'd): "He likes the second version of your examples very much. He would like you to ass a column for age, but that is all the changes he asked for."

    ME: "I don't even wanna know how you "ass a column", but let me say I for one do NOT want XXX's job."

    XXX: "That wouldn't be a Greek column would it?"

    ME: "It's the flying buttresses that you really need to watch out for."

  • JohnB (unregistered)

    Even the first sentence ("We apologize for this repeat message, however, it has come to our attention that there is a typo in the outage table below.") is a good indication that the message probably wasn't proofread or understood by the sender.

  • JohnB (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Could be worse...

    I sent sample code for using a new library to all our developers and didn't notice that I had spelled word count without the letter "o". Due to idiotic copy and paste, the c-bomb appeared multiple times.

    Luckily our one female programmer had a sense of humor

    Crossword clue: Female. Grid answer: _ U N T

    Missing letter?

  • Mark B (unregistered)

    Reminds me of some dinner invitations which went out for a company I used to work for.

    "Please note african\american tie required."

  • GeekMessage (cs)

    So if you can't hold it from Thursday to Sunday (or did they mean from Sunday to Thursday?), that counts as incontinence?

    Or is that maybe even for a couple years -- from Thursday, May 18 in a year that has Thursday, May 18, until Sunday, May 18 in a year that has Sunday, May 18?

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to JohnB
    JohnB:
    Anonymous:
    Could be worse...

    I sent sample code for using a new library to all our developers and didn't notice that I had spelled word count without the letter "o". Due to idiotic copy and paste, the c-bomb appeared multiple times.

    Luckily our one female programmer had a sense of humor

    Crossword clue: Female. Grid answer: _ U N T

    Missing letter?

    Hunt - for females, apparently

    Captcha: tastey -- yep, most are ;)

  • Jax (unregistered)

    Yeah, I've also had the unfortunate "accident" of having such a typo in an official email. Mis-type, spell check, carelessness over the choice of spelling correction and send is the recipe.

  • muttonchop (unregistered) in reply to JohnB
    JohnB:
    Anonymous:
    Could be worse...

    I sent sample code for using a new library to all our developers and didn't notice that I had spelled word count without the letter "o". Due to idiotic copy and paste, the c-bomb appeared multiple times.

    Luckily our one female programmer had a sense of humor

    Crossword clue: Female. Grid answer: _ U N T

    Missing letter?

    Aunt

  • AC (unregistered)

    I laughed so hard I peed my pants!!!!

  • Circular Reference Mitch (unregistered)

    Okay, so this one time I sent out an email to all the managers in my department, where I stated that we had not fully anal sized (from analyzed) the problem. Autocorrect can be a big pain in the a**.

  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to That's not me, I'm the other guy
    That's not me:
    "... and could even access the AS/400 from pubic phone boxes ..."
    I'll go you one better. In a recent round of interviews we received one resume which boasted in part of "over two years' experience in pubic relations."

    He wasn't all that young, either.

  • Erzengel (cs) in reply to Circular Reference Mitch
    Circular Reference Mitch:
    Okay, so this one time I sent out an email to all the managers in my department, where I stated that we had not fully anal sized (from analyzed) the problem. Autocorrect can be a big pain in the a**.
    ROFLMFAO; Best one I've seen.

    Someone at Microsoft needs to provide Office Pro with a dictionary that is missing certain terms (and an expanded dictionary including such terms as a selectable option). But then we'd be missing out such humorous exchanges. ;)

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