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'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/25/2012 @ 12:23 pm In Health | No Comments

(REUTERS) — Imagine you were a devoted husband, waiting to hear from your wife about her due date after a visit to the obstetrician, and you saw these on your phone:

“every where thinging days nighing”

“Some is where!”

That’s what happened last December to a Boston-area man, who knew that autocorrect – known for its bizarre replacements – was turned off on his 11-week-pregnant wife’s phone.

You’d probably be tempted to make sure your wife, 25, got to the emergency room. When she did, doctors noted several signs of a stroke, including disorientation, inability to use her right arm and leg properly and some difficulty speaking.


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