How Diligent QA Can Help Prevent Sexting Mistakes

We’ve covered misspelled tattoos, major typos, publicly displayed passwords and a variety of other hilarious mistakes. Today we’ll continue that fine in-the-wild blog tradition and take a look at sexting mistakes.

I’m about to post part of an infographic (by recombu) dedicated to sexting, but first, let me highlight two of the more pertinent “you should have QAed” stats:

  • 1 in 20 women and 1 in 10 men have accidentally sent a sext to their partner when it was meant for someone else
  • 16% of men and 8% of women have accidentally sent a sext to a family member

The key word in both those stats is “accidentally.” Testers are good at finding bugs and high level issues, so you probably pay pretty good attention to detail. If only everyone were so dedicated.

Sexting Infographic

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So if you’re going to sext pay extra special attention to who you’re sending it to … and maybe consider installing this app that automatically deletes your text within a set amount of time.


QA Before You Ink

A tattoo is forever (for the most part) so please, please spell and grammar check before you let someone permanently inject ink into your skin. If you don’t, you’ll be the the cause of a lot of snickering and eye rolling … like these celebrities:

  • Hayden Panettiere’s tattoo reads  “Vivere senza rimipianti,” but should be spelled “vivere senza rimpianti.”
  • Britney Spears apparently has a Chinese symbol on her hip that was supposed to mean “mysterious” or “rebellion” (depending on which news source you’re reading) but more accurately translates as “strange.”
  • Rhianna only committed half-way to her French tattoo meaning “rebel flower.” The words are spelled correctly but are in the wrong order according to French grammar.
  • If you’re getting a tattoo in a dead language, you’re practically begging for it to come out wrong. Like David Beckham’s attempt to add Victoria’s name to his tattoo collection, in Sanskrit. He ended up with “Vihctoria.” Rhianna apparently also has a misspelled Sanskrit tattoo.
  • Christina Aguilera wanted Jordan Bratman’s initials tattooed in Hebrew. Unfortunately, a lack of pre-planning meant she didn’t realize beforehand that combining the Hebrew characters for JB create the symbol for the number 12 in Hebrew.
  • Coolio the Insane Clown Posse fan is not enough of a fan to know that “juggalo” is spelt with two g’s.

To see more misspelled tattoos visit:

Misspelled Tattoos: Permanent And Hilarious – Huffington Post

The 20 Worst Tattoo Typos – Heavy Comedy

And the holy grail of tattoo mistakes … Misspelled Tattoos – WTF Tattoos

There are some gems in there, so enjoy a good chuckle and think before you ink this weekend!

One more thing: Dear people with misspelled tattoos, no one believes you “did it on purpose” or “spelled it that way to be unique.” Spelling is not a unique, individualized thing. That’s the reason written communication works.