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Yanks can’t count… or predict your text

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Predictive text gives one a fun insight into the minds of the Yanks. Or should that read the mindless Yanks?


17 Nov 2020
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Yanks can’t count… or predict your text

Predictive text. Picture: Twitter / samsung.com

For a nation who can’t even count, Americans sure are arrogant. They pretend to rule the “free world”, wherever that may be, and they believe they know what the rest of us want to say even before we say it. Really? I think not. Counting is, in my humble opinion, the most basic of the mathematical building blocks. It’s the first thing one learns in Grade 1, long before we get to multiplication and division and whatever follows. Yet the Americans – in all their glory and with their perceived technological superiority – can’t count their votes after an election....

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