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    Not to make fun of a fellow mandolin seller, but I thought is one sentence was amusing:

    This is the holy grail of Loud Era A models. The original case still has the leather on the handle. Also comes with a hardship case.
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    Classic, best laugh I have all day on a day when one was sorely needed.
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    repeat.
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    Happy birthday Jim! I hope it has been a good one.
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    I try to read when I use the microphone, before I hit send. I have seen it change the text from right to wrong after hitting send. What a great invention. It's humorous and irritating both.
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    What mandolin doesn't come with a hardship case?
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    D'oh!

    https://reverb.com/item/59561693-big...d-47-x-27-x-30

    *Btw, that was posted 3 hrs ago - not by me. (not like I have that in my bag for just such occasions as this)
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    Not exactly autocorrect, but one of my "guilty" pleasures is watching Cops or similar programs with the CAPTIONS on. At least once per show someone, possibly impaired, mangles the English language. One example was a suspect agreeing to a "field variety test." One faux pas was actually by an officer informing the suspect of multiple charges, including warrants, suspended license, evading police, possession of stolen merchandise and "branching" a firearm...

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    I think the ad poster is a little too ambitious with his asking price.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/191912#191912

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    D'oh!

    https://reverb.com/item/59561693-big...d-47-x-27-x-30

    *Btw, that was posted 3 hrs ago - not by me. (not like I have that in my bag for just such occasions as this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Not to make fun of a fellow mandolin seller, but I thought is one sentence was amusing:


    His one sentence? This one sentence? (There are three).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycat View Post
    His one sentence? This one sentence? (There are three).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    I think the ad poster is a little too ambitious with his asking price.
    I'm hoping the price was another autocorrect mishap.

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    Yeah, Spell-Check's been my worst enema for quite a while. How many times must one change "manual" to "mandola?"
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    Hah, Allen! Was that intentional or were you auto-corrected on “enema” above?
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    Autoocorect is a course on us all.
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    Auto Corrects can be dangerous.

    In my previous life, I used to often write memos to President Bob Berdahl at the University of Texas at Austin. Microsoft Word always tried to ruin me by correcting his last name to either "Bedroll" or "Bordello." Since he remained a kind soul to me, I am assuming I caught each of those transmutations and fixed them before they went out. Thankfully, I avoided becoming a hardship case.
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    I think you can turn auto-correct off on most devices.
    I don't have a smartphone, so I don't have to worry about it.

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    My job takes me to Florida frequently. I try to text my wife to let her know whichever city I'm headed for the evening.
    Can't count how many times 'Tampa' has been corrected to a certain drugstore product, usually name-brand... sometimes generic. Who writes these programs?
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    Lettuce not ignore:

    "in flawless condition other and few small stretches on the top"

    Also, when he say:

    "The number on the label are"

    it may not be an autocrat error. People have been showing more and more off and lack of a grievance between plural and singular.

    I've found reading pupils' posts requires an ability to read between the lanes to understand (or assume) what the rider meant to say, not what he axially rode.

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    His one sentence? This one sentence? (There are three).
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    I have turned off autocorrect on every device since, years ago, autocorrect sent an "off color" text went to my old boss. If she would not have had a good sense of humor I could have been fired. Took a few phone calls to verizon and changing the keyboard on that phone but it is easier on newer devices. I would rather be responsible for my own mistakes.

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    I keep seeing rouge mandolins advertised. Moulin Rouge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I keep seeing rouge mandolins advertised. Moulin Rouge?
    Not autocorrect: like ‘gauge and guage’ there’s something challenging about ‘rogue and rouge’ Extremely common. Betcha some linguist has an explanation.

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