AUTOCORRECT, and the horror it brings, has been widely documented in the past two years or so, thanks in part to public figures struggling with the technological gremlin.
Spare a thought, then, for this football fan, who wanted to buy a Juventus shirt with the name and number of La Vecchia Signora’s talismanic midfielder Andrea Pirlo on the back.
James, an Everton fan, was cast down by the curse of autocorrect when ordering the strip online through his iPhone.
Unbeknownst to James at the time, his iPhone had corrected the spelling of ‘Pirlo’ to ‘Pitlochry’ when ordering the gift - something the Blues fan only realised when he eagerly unwrapped the strip.
As you might have guessed, James now owns a Juventus shirt with ‘Pitlochry 21’ on the back of it.
He said on Twitter: “School boy error. When ordering Stephen’s Juventus kit and wanted Pirlo and my phone autocorrected to Pitlochry!”
He later tweeted to a pal: “Apparently it’s a nice little village in Scotland! Hahaha!”