January 31, 2012

Who is Gossip Girl

Big Spoiler Alert! (Biggest Gossip Girl Spoiler Ever)

"Gossip girl here, your one and only source into the scandaleous lives of Manhattan's elite."

"You know you love me, XOXO"
- Gossip girl

The biggest shocker on last Monday's (January 30th, 2012) 100th episode of Gossip Girl (5x13) wasn't Blair Waldorf's (Leighton Meester) royal wedding dress, Serena Van der Woodsen's (Blake Lively) renewed love for Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) or Blair's totally mortifying moment at the altar with Prince Louis.

Obviously, there was a major sea change in Blair’s emotional and romantic life, but the big headline was the reveal of Gossip Girl herself. The scandal blogger’s identity has been hotly debated and speculated on for more than four years now, but it took a landmark episode for producers Joshua Safran and Stephanie Savage (who spoke with EW’s own Shaunna Murphy about last night’s ep) to finally relent and unmask the person behind all the texts, blasts, and video revelations.

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January 05, 2012

The 25 Funniest iPhone AutoCorrections of 2011

No clue what AutoCorrection is?

Text replacement, Replace as you type or AutoCorrect is a function commonly found in word processors such as Microsoft Word and programming for Apple Inc. products including the iPod, iPhone and the iPad. Its principal purpose is as part of the spell checker to correct common spelling or typing errors, saving time for the user. It is also used to automatically format text or insert special characters by recognising particular character usage, saving the user from having to use more tedious functions.

InputOutput
yuoryour
(r)®
aboutitabout it
where;swhere's
*bold*bold
_italic_italic

Beware!

In certain situations, automatic corrections can cause problems. This is particularly so in technical and scientific writing. For example, the biochemical cyclic adenosine monophosphate is commonly referred to as "cyclic AMP", which in turn is abbreviated to "cAMP". A text replacement function may regard this capitalization to be erroneous, and so change it to "Camp", which in the context of biochemistry is incorrect.

Some writers and organizations choose to consistently replace some words with others as part of their editorial policy, with occasionally unforeseen results. For example, the American Family Association chose to replace all instances of the word, "gay", on its website with the word, "homosexual". Unfortunately, this caused an article about US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay to be littered with confusing sentences such as, "In Saturday's opening heat, Homosexual pulled way up, way too soon, and nearly was caught by the field, before accelerating again and lunging in for fourth place."