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Discussion on: What was the funniest typo in your client conversations?

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Siddarth Iyer • Edited

Not precisely a typo, more of a techfail, but it's in the same spirit. One of my my old colleagues had a conversation over Skype with an external client. When talking about some kind of estimate, he said "It'll take less than 3 days", but typed it out as "It'll take <3 days".

Skype has this unfortunate behavior of automatically finding text that matches to emoji and replaces it, no matter where it is in the message, so what get sent out was "It'll take ♥ days". He panicked for a bit before re-sending it as "< 3".

Skype does this pretty often, even within code snippets -- if you have a piece of Kotlin, say, written as class Foo :Observable, Skype's gonna send it as class Foo 😲bservable.