Do any of you use the "T9" text feature on your cell phone?
That's the setting that allows you to key in the numbers on your keypad for a word without having to press the digits several times to get to the letter you need. For example, normally to spell the word "left" you would have to key in 5-5-5 (to advance to the "l"), 3-3 (for the "e"), 3-3-3 (for the "f"), and 8 (for the "t"). But with T9 turned on you only have to key in 5-3-3-8 because it assumes you are trying to spell "left" and therefore offers that word up right away.
This function significantly speeds up your texting and makes it a LOT safer to, say write a message to your kid while you're driving. The only thing you need to watch is if the combination of letters has more than one word as an option. Then you have to cursor down to the word you really want and select that one instead.
Today I wanted to talk to our guitar player about our session at the recording studio tomorrow at noon, but I knew he was out with his wife and didn't want to call him, so I sent him this text instead:
Ya... turns out T9 had decided that the word good should come up before home, and I of course didn't notice.
I think I have some 'splainin to do. And probably some apologizing.