All the Words in My Custom Dictionary, circa 2009

April 3, 2013
Setting up onstage before soundcheck, Wilco tour.
Setting up onstage before soundcheck, Wilco tour.

 

My Blackberry (when I had a Blackberry) did that thing of letting you put words it didn’t recognize into a “custom dictionary” so that it would recognize them and not try to correct them in the comical way that Apple phones do. I recently found the drawer with all my old phones, going back years, and looked at that custom dictionary file and realized the list of inputted words reads like this weird glimpse of my touring life circa 2009 or so. In honor of the anniversary of the first-ever phone call, I decided I’d post this today. It’s like a tour diary where I don’t need to tell you too much more because you can fill in the blanks yourself.

Amex

AWOL

backline

blog

Bonnaroo

buzzy

Coachella

crappiest

per-diems

fucked-up

godforsaken

nauseating

Neve

onstage

overdubs

Pestorybook

Qantas

Roky

sched

shit

soundcheck

tarted

tix

Wilco

yeesh

yousendit

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4 Responses to “All the Words in My Custom Dictionary, circa 2009”

  1. Seth

    I’m not entirely familiar with the nuances between the Blackberry and iPhone dictionaries, but I’ve typed the word “Okkervil” enough times that my phone thinks it’s a real word and suggests it every time I start typing “okk”. #fanboycomment

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