Has auto correct made us dumber?

Or have we always been this dense? Plus, a love story as told by stock imagery, free pizza for speaking Spanish, the best office perks, a song for IKEA, and more.

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Auto correct has its downfalls. It can turn “I’m leaving now” to “I’m leaving you.” Or confuse someone’s “bad case of the Mondays” with his “bad case of the manboobs.” But a new study blames autocorrect, and its sibling spellcheck, on something far worse: Our decreased literacy. It seems these time-saving technologies are making us dumber. The Atlantic Wire explains—and disagrees wit this idea.

Don’t worry: Neither spelling skills nor the ability to read are needed to enjoy the next item on the agenda—all you’ll need are your eyes. A copywriter and art director team at AlmapBBDO offer you this awesome story of love, life, and bingo.

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