A few days ago, my mom-in-law upgraded to a Nokia 3120. It's a great phone - like all other Nokias, it has a user-friendly interface, nice colorful icons, cool apps and predictive text. Now my mom-in-law, having never used predictive text in her old phone, has no idea what this feature does or can do. So this one fine day, when she texts my husband to ask him what time he's reaching home from work, she mistakenly switches on T9. What ensues is as follows:
Sender Recipient Message
Aunty Husband Feedihano non jars!
Husband Me Feedihano non jars?? Where's mom??
Me Aunty What's Feedihano non jars??
Aunty Me What? Feedihano non jars? What's that?
Me Aunty You sent that to Usman!
Aunty Me I don't know. Did I send it?
Me Husband She sent it to you by mistake I guess.
Husband Me But what does she mean by this??
Me Husband Rumplestiltskin Froobadish.
Husband Me Whatever.
Aunty Me But what does this mean?
Then I realized how funny and sometimes annoying this T9 feature can prove to be. After having tried all sorts of funny bloopers one can pull off with the T9 feature, here are the results:
Actual Phrase T9
Let it go! ------> Let it in! (I hope it's not a dog we are talking about!)
Oh shit! ------> Oh shiv! (Oh raam, sita, ganpati!)
I am good ------> I am home (why would I want to know that?)
We won! ------> We zoo! (Really? I always thought you had a little animal in you)
How bold of her! ------> How cold of her! (Yes - heartless bitch!)
Its a good offer! ------> Iup a home needs! (What the _ ?)
He is a bald man ------> He is a able man (Bald and able yes)
See you soon ------> See you room (number 43 - first floor;))
Out of sight out of mind! ------> Out of right out of mine! (Yes the right path is the way to mine heart)
What loud music! ------> What love music! (You like it... let me turn it louder)
She sings well ------> She rings well (I hope you don't say that to her face!)
I hate you! ------> I have you! (Not for long sweetheart, not for long!)
What a trick! ------> What a trial! (Yes - it was quite the trial for all of us).
Join me for a meal tonight? ------> Join me for a neck tonight? (Oooh lala!)
I love watching movies! ------> I love watching mother! (Errr... do what - spank your brother?)
...and so on.... - pitch in if you guys have any funny or annoying ones that you have bumped into. I will update this list when I can find some more:)