Author Vs Autocorrect

Well, it finally happened. Autocorrect realized I wasn’t talking about ducks, giving a duck, or that something was ducking obvious.

I’ll admit, autocorrect shows a bit of creativity in its interpretation of my vocabulary and sentence structure.

And sometimes it’s also kinda funny in a sick, twisted way.

In my current work in progress, I referred to a clowder of cats. A clowder, for those who haven’t watched Big Bang Theory, is a group of cats.

Autocorrect changed it to a chowder of cats.

Which isn’t anywhere close to what I meant. And, frankly, while I don’t have a problem writing about dining on your fellow man or woman, I don’t think I’d ruin a good chowder by putting chunks of cat in it.

But that’s just me.

Thankfully, I was able to correct it before my critique partner saw it and I ended up eviscerated in one of her novels, as she writes about cats. Big cats. The kind that wouldn’t take kindly to being in a chowder.:D

Until next time.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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