You can teach Windows Phone 8.1 to cuss

You can teach Windows Phone 8.1 to cuss
We've all had the same problem at one point or another. You are trying to send a message to a friend, and rather than what you had intended to say, your text ends up being autocorrected to something like, "That is some bull shot. He should be run out of town for the ducking shirt he did." Obviously, this is not the intended message, and it loses its meaning when you autocorrect the swear words.

Luckily, if you're a Windows Phone user, WP 8.1 will allow you to teach autocorrect to leave the cuss words alone, so you can keep the intent of your words intact. It is a bit of work though. We prefer when it is a simple toggle button to allow offensive words, like you would find in the Google Keyboard settings, but as long as the end result is some good old fashioned profanity, it's all good. 

The way to do it is to write your filth, then edit the word that is autocorrected if needed and send your message. After fixing it or sending it a few times, your new obscenity will be added to the dictionary, but it will still autocorrect. After about 5 times, it will not only stop autocorrecting your expletive, but it will start to suggest it as a fix if you do accidentally type "ducking" or "butch". In one circumstance, it will even suggest an emoji based on the shirty word you write. So, happy swearing!

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29 Comments

1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jk

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Googles keyboard allows you to turn off the blocking of offensive words already...

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yet it still autocorrects certain words, (Note 8.0)

17. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Doesn't the Note use SAMSUNG's keyboard?

21. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yep. Unless that person changed the keyboard.

4. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Windows phone is moving beyond.

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

...repair.

14. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

You're so mean.

5. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Wow! Letting you set a wallpaper AND allowing you to cuss in texts?!?!?! What is this fabulous update going to bring next???? *he said with heavy sarcasm*

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It isn't as rosy as everyone leading us to believe.

10. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Lol despite your sarcasm, it really is a pretty solid update, objectively speaking.

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I didn't say anything of WP8.1, previously, since i did not use it. I just did, now, and my previous comment was the conclusion from that usage. Hope, for their sake and owners of WP, that they are working on an update. "it really is a pretty solid update" Not exactly solid. The Wallpaper is bipolar/subjective. The only worthwhile change was addition of a notification center. But as a person who has identified a lot of flaws present in WP, this update addressed ONLY two of them. Even with that, the implemntation is amateurish.

15. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Then if its not solid maybe liquid or gas? Maybe plasma will do. Just kidding :))

16. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Hi alterecho, My reply was actually supposed to be to troysyx, but I guess the commenting system here did not reflect that. It really IS a pretty solid update. As a Windows Phone user, I can easily say that the Action Center is actually not one of the crucial updates for me. I still find myself checking the home screen live tiles instead. The wallpaper is cool for me, and there are a lot of other users that like it as well. It's been largely well received, so I don't see this being a polarizing feature at all. Other definite worthwhile changes include Cortana (which really is as good if not better than Google Now & Siri), Wi-Fi Sense, SD card support for apps, the transitioning to a universal marketplace (HUGE feature), syncing with Windows 8.1, ability to add an additional column to the homescreen, usability improvements throughout the OS (IE, Phone App, Word Flow typing), the addition of Inner Circles and Quiet Time, and a laundry list of other features that I find less important in day to day use. Also, please do tell why you feel implementation of features is amateurish.

19. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I have here a list of flaws and things WP does bad (literally. I've written it down). I've cross checked it after i updated my phone. It has corrected very few of those. Some others, MS has tried, but has failed to address it properly. I won't help Microsoft, by pointing out its flaws, for its incompetence and total lack of consideration for its customers (including the loyal ones) . Before anyone asks... its been nearly 4 years since WP7, and they are only able to come out with a developer preview, which tries to address those concerns. Note that its still not a public release. As for the background as good as it appears, it is inconsistent, implemented amateurishly (of others). For a company that based on software, it is disappointing.

20. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

You did a lot of talking but said nothing! What does WP7 have to do with this update? Windows phone is miles from its humble beginnings. Just as Android and iOS are from where they started. Even BlackBerry has grown since then. Penny said it was a solid update pointed out the reasons why they felt it was solid. You wrote an ambiguous statement about the background. I am still not sure what you mean. I wanted to understand what you were saying but you didn't say anything.

22. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"What does WP7 have to do with this update?" WP7 = WP8. WP8.1 is update to WP7. "Windows phone is miles from its humble beginnings." You mean humble in features? Thats a mild way of indicating its lack of features. No it is NOT miles from its beginning. It is, almost , exactly where it started 4 years ago (WP8.1 is still not public release). "Penny said it was a solid update pointed out the reasons why they felt it was solid. You wrote an ambiguous statement about the background." If you use a WP you may not what i'm talking about. If you don't know , i'm not going to explain it till WP8.1 sees public release. I want to see if MS is capable of noticing it, of it own, without being pointed to, since i speculate MS employees visit these sections.

23. utg001 unregistered

you lost me at WP7=WP8 Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 are altogether different OS you cannot upgrade any of them to 8.1 except WP8. WP8.1 is indeed miles from its beginning and if you did not use it since release of WP8, you may never know what you are talking about. Though right now, I think it is agreeable that WP may not be for some who love Android or iOS feature wise but for me, I really see no reason at all why should I think Android is over WP.

24. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"you lost me at WP7=WP8 Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 are altogether different OS you cannot upgrade any of them to 8.1 except WP8." Windows Mobile is different, but WP8 and WP7 are nearly exactly the same. "WP8.1 is indeed miles from its beginning and if you did not use it since release of WP8, you may never know what you are talking about." I'm using Windows Phone since WP7, which is why have a comprehensive knowledge about its flaws. The thing that infuriates me is MS has had nearly 4 years to improve and in that time it has released just meager amount (if any) of updates, which, if you have noticed, which shows a complete disregard for its users, who have screaming for features.

26. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Hahaha, your fighting spirit is level 999999999999999999

29. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Level 1 is enough for WP. Actually that too is overkill.

27. DCSeerIvan

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

I think aleterecho just want to make windows phone much better :))))))))))))))))

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You think so?

25. SeanContra

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Do not feed the troll.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hell ducking yeaaaaaa!!! Wp8.1 duck tha world!!!

11. SeanContra

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Talk dirty to me, Cortana! : D

12. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I ducking love WP & Cortana! :D

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I thought this was referring to Cortana. "Cortana, I'm done with that bucking hitch". *phone deletes GF from inner circle and contact list and sends offensive break up message*

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