I don't have a smart phone - still. This means my phone texts are with the T9, or predictive text, option turned on. If a set of numbers spells more than one word, my phone picks one unless I specify otherwise. For instance, the words ME and OF use the same keys. If I don't proofread, I might send a message saying something like, "Will you email of the notes from class today." I've learned to proofread all my texts carefully. I usually discover these fun little word swaps on accident, mostly by texting someone and them responding with a "HUH???"
Just a few examples:
SPICY/PSHAW (pshaw? Really, T9???)
ANOTHER/COOTIES (Yep, and somehow the default is 'cooties'.)
Now, there is a fantastic hike in Georgia, one of my favorites, called Panther's Creek. I told a friend about it and he was very interested in going. We decided on a weekend and I went to text him the details of the hike. I bet you didn't know this, and I obviously didn't, but the word 'panther' uses the same keys on my phone as 'panties'. Oh yeah, you see where this is going.
Me: okay, hiking this weekend, panties creek
He: Panties Creek, huh. Sounds like there will be hiking one way or another: either we hike it, or it hikes us...
Thank you, T9, for cooties embarrassing text.