Racist keyboards? Maybe ‘B’ key should not be next to the ‘N’ key

racismby T.Young

White House Comms Chief Makes World’s Most Racist Twitter Typo
[Via Hypervocal]

It’s everyone’s biggest fear: Fat fingers making racist typos.

Stunningly, it happened today to Dan Pfeiffer, senior advisor to the president for strategy and communications, aka the chief voice of the White House. The “b” and the “n” really are too close together sometimes.


A simple missed key changes ‘bigger’ into a very bad word. Some keys either should not be next to one another or perhaps  the damned phones should check to make sure we specifically mean to use an epithet? 

If phones are going to embarrass us by auto-completing the wrong words they could at least prevent us from accidentally embarrassing ourselves.