It doesn't know how to spell HELL!

@toniganzon (49796)
Philippines
August 8, 2011 6:31am CST
How many of you noticed that most smart phones, like android and iphone don't know how to spell hell? So i've tried this on my htc, whenever i spell the word hell, it types he'll. My ipad and iphone doesn't know how to spell hell too. I wonder if these gadgets were programmed not to spell hell at all. And what would be the reason behind? Any interesting theories why these gadgets doesn't have this word? You can only do it if you cancel the function of spelling it for you.
7 responses
@wiguen (551)
• United States
8 Aug 11
i just try mine and it spell it perfectly, may be you have to program yours.
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
What kind of phone do you have?
@wiguen (551)
• United States
9 Aug 11
I have a droid X 2, and i love it lol....
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
Haven't heard of it.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
mine is a smart phone but it doesn't have a spell check. it only has a writing language. but i don't have any problem with writing so everything could possibly be written, including hell and he'll.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Aug 11
it's nokia e61. is it possible to just turn off the dictionary or speller on your phone so you won't be getting those words mispelled by just typing the right letters of each word?
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
16 Aug 11
Nokia e61 is an ovi powered by symbian and not iOS or android. The function is totally different. The spell check can be easily turned off. On androids and iOS yes we can do that but it would be more annoying to turn it off because it only spell checks and types if you press space. If you dint have spell check then it's more difficult. Like right now I'm using an iPad running o iOS and when I type hell. Have to go back and remove it and type again because it spells he'll and you can't turn it off.
@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
13 Aug 11
hi toni. have your android phone get married and once it experiences the 'joys' of having a wife and in-laws, it'll soon know the meaning of the word 'hell'.
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
16 Aug 11
Oh Allen yes it's married to an iPhone and have a bbm as a mistress but my golly all of them only know how to spell sh!t!
@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
21 Aug 11
hi toni. give your android phone time. very soon it'll experience and know how to spell 'hell' first hand.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 Aug 11
Hi toni They dont want to land us at hell. They want all of us to Heaven. This is why I prefer to go to hell - a less crowded place these days Another theory - they know that almost all of us will end up at Hell. So they are trying to make belief kind of world for us that there is no Hell
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
Good theory my friend. I'm certainly won't go to hell because Satan is scared i might take over. He will loose his job!
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Aug 11
Oh! Satan! That is a thing of the past. I have arrived
8 Aug 11
i don't think its that they dont have that word, i think its that they are too focused on the grammer! because if you type in hell, and then he'll comes up.. if you go back and remove the ' .. then it lets you have the word hell :) :) but mine is worse, i have a friend called Mo, and if i try and type in the name Mo in my blackberry, it automatically comes up as a moment, so she wonders why i call her moment haha!
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
Ahahha! Yeah that bothers me a lot that i have to go back and redo it again. So why can't they have it in autotype?
9 Aug 11
see i don't think its that they can't have it.. they probably do.. same as "were" and "we're" .. when i type "were" .. "we're" comes up first instead. so i don't think its that it doesnt have it on auto-type, i think its just that the grammar over-rides it? if you know what i mean. because when you type im.. it automatically makes it i'm .. and if you type its, it automatically makes it it's.. so if you think about it, the phone couldn't have hell, and he'll, both in autotype, because how would it know which one you wanted? cause one day you could be going to type he'll and hell will come up and you'll be like wtf wheres my apostrophie! lol! so i think it has it set, that no matter what words are in autotype, the punctuation over-rides it :)
@owlwings (39209)
• Cambridge, England
8 Aug 11
Most 'word predictor' software is preprogrammed with the commonest words and phrases but has a 'memory'. I don't know if HTC has the same function as Samsung (it probably does, since both are Android phones) but mine will predict (and enter) the commonest prediction when I start typing but allow me to select from a list of others (shown above the keypad in blue). If I select one more often than the default, it will 'learn' to make the prediction that I use most the default one. If you use the word 'hell' more often than 'he'll', it should learn and begin to predict 'hell' above 'he'll'. It used to be possible to display the word on a calculator by entering 567 x 2 = and then turning the calculator upside down.
@owlwings (39209)
• Cambridge, England
9 Aug 11
I have always found predictive text frustrating, useful and sometimes hilarious when it predicts something which you had not intended. Until recently, when I got an Android phone, I was, of course, using the keypad with two or three letters on each key and always wondered how the database that works it was constructed ... but then I am something of a geek like that! (I still don't know, by the way. Sometime I must look it up!).
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
9 Aug 11
Hi toni! You are right in my Nokia phone also, it does not automatically type ‘hell’, it types something else. May be, phone companies have not added ‘hell’ to their dictionaries.
@toniganzon (49796)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
Or maybe it's not a common word for those phone companies!