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  1. No, spell check had it right. Rumple-Foreskin, he’s the new hero of the fairy tales now a days. Sort of like Rumpelstiltskin, but a *little* bit different. If you know what I mean.

    wink wink…

  2. I suppose a lot of this discussion hinges on whether or not rumple foreskin is a compound modifier or not. Regardless, I really hope you get that $86.4 million.

  3. I’m more interested in the message behind the spellcheck. “Send $86.4 million to my paypal address”. Jenny, are you the mafia??

  4. I would be more shocked if:
    A. It wasn’t YOU it was “correcting”
    B. The spell check box wasn’t strategically placed over the 2nd half of .. whatever it is you typed. What did you type?!?! Enquiring minds need to know!! “rumple ….” RUMPLE WHAT!?!?! What were you REALLY trying to say?!? WHAT WAS IIIIIIIITTT?!?!?!?

    *deep breath*

    Ok. I’m good.

  5. Is it a fairy tale character – or the wrinkled remains on the cutting room floor?

    Circumcisers have always been suspicious looking.

  6. Mostly, I’m with Tracey on this one…. Just really want to know what the rest of the sentence was. Yeah, I’m nosy like that.

  7. Back in the day, when I had a “real job,” I used to love the word ‘inconvenience,’ if mistyped, being replaced by the word ‘incontinence’ as suggested by Spell Check. First of all, spelling wise, it’s not even close. Secondly, what a difference to say “Sorry for any trouble this may have caused” versus “Sorry for causing you to lose control of your bowels.”

  8. Rumple-Foreskin sounds like it should be a little lesson-teaching mascot for Jewish boys. Like Hanky the Christmas Poo, only Rumple-Foreskin is a boy’s foreskin that comes to life about ten years after circumcision (provided his parents keep in a jar somewhere, OBVIOUSLY). Rumple-Foreskin sings songs about Jewish tradition and teaches the importance of letting a stranger mutilate your genitals. He’s the most kosher mythological mentor ever!

  9. Really? This may even go above and beyond iPhone’s auto correct malfunctions. I now have the desire to go write a children’s book that quietly advocates circumcision. Or maybe it should protest circumcision…did anyone consider that Rumple-Foreskin is a bad guy?

  10. What’s “learn spelling” do?

    Thank goodness for urban dictionary because now I know what rumple foreskins are. (Remember that joke about the guy with “Wendy” tattooed on his penis? When erect, it read, “Welcome to Washington, D.C.! Have a nice day!”) I looked up “hyphen” there, too, just to be sure I wasn’t assuming Google’s intention in adding it. You know how Google likes to sneak profound thoughts into our lives. Anyway, I’m glad I did that because it adds a new level of meaning to a flaccid uncircumsized penis with a type of dance which involves a juking or grinding move while holding your hand up high and the other hand smacking the buttocks.

    I always knew that Google was kinky.

  11. Do you think Nancy W. Kappes, paralegal, uses her afterlife powers to fuck with your spell check, just so you know she’s still around?

  12. Spell Check AND Auto Correct….making me look like an idiot on a Daily Basis….
    It could be that blasted ENTER button, too…..
    Mostly I blame Rice Pudding…for everything….STILL, for no real reason

  13. If I had $86.4 million, I’d happily send it to you, even though I don’t know what rumple foreskin is. What’s your paypal address?

  14. Word suggested that Lakia (a woman i worked with) was really labia. I’m very glad that I caught it

  15. Fuck the foreskin, rumpled or not. Bahaha! *I actually just threw up in my mouth a little.*
    $86.4 million huh? Clearly this stay at home mom gig is the wrong “profession”.

  16. I NEED the gentile midget that will spin the pubes into gold! I never learned that fairy tale growing up. Damn parents…..

  17. I’m very interested in the rest of this email. It sounds like you are writing to the same millionaire prince who keeps sending me letters, and his meddling lackey who thinks my penis isn’t big enough. Given its nonexistence, he’s probably right, but it’s still a sensitive issue for me. Maybe if it were bigger, I’d have my money by now? I think you may be on to something, will you let me know if it works?

  18. spell check and auto correct, I believe they are just someones big idea to make us depending on looking like we can spell, but now they are making it so we look really stupid, without us noticing.. Its all a big computer conspericy… See see what I mean?! They know we know!!!!
    or
    I have just come to rely on computers more then I would like to admit..
    eh either way, this is the stuff that makes my day!

  19. Rumple-foreskin? Ouch. That can’t end well….

    I just discovered by way of a VERY embarrassing text that when you type just the letter ‘A’ my predictive text defaults not to just the word “a” but to ‘asshole.’ That’s a good way to get a guy to ask you out. “Where should we go for dinner, I was thinking asshole Italian place might be nice…”

    He was less than impressed. Maybe his foreskin was rumpled.

  20. So who is going to be the one to post a cartoon on their blog of the character Rumple Foreskin? i think it goes something like…the king ordered the young maiden to craft him golden condoms and each night Rumple Foreskin came and made them for her because she could not. The first night he took, in return for his hard work, she gave him her bra, the second her panties, and the third night she had nothing else to give him from beneath her sleeping gown. he asked in return that, when the time came, she would give her his virginity. the king, enamored with the maiden, married her and soon the girl was with child and bore a little boy with a rumpled foreskin. The king, looking down at his own wavy foreskin, realized that there was no way this could be his child and he hunted down Rumple Foreskin, because who other than he had a rumpled foreskin? Entering the cave where Rumple lived, he saw his own wife’s bra and panties strewn about the earthen floor. Red with fury, he stormed back to punish his queen. She sat at her throne and when he spat that she had lied to him, she calmly replied: you were so taken with the golden condoms that you never took them off, so what was I to do but provide you with a child by any means that I could? The king unsheathed his sword and held it skyward, his eyes bloodshot and glaring, the queen held her breath, eyes squeezed shut. With a hard shriek, he brought the sword down with a vengeance…into his own heart. Rumple Foreskin, came out of the shadows, took the hand of the maiden and together, with baby Rumple, they vanished into the night.

  21. I don’t think you can blame spell check for this one. I fault all of those people that have mixed up Rumplestilskin with rumpleforeskin and then SAVED it like it was a correct spelling until spell check finally said fuck it, it must be right. This is why robots cannot take over the world, people.

  22. I’m really hoping that you post that e-mail that you were writing – I’m curious as to who you were asking for $86 million and threatening with lawyers??! Please share.

  23. Is this the politically correct way to say someone isn’t circumcised? Like how we call midgets “little people” now? Rumpled foreskin rolls off the lips; it’s the way to apply PC gloss to the uncut men of this world.

  24. Dammit Jenny! What were you writing?!? No matter how hard I try to peek around that box I still cant get the rest of it.

    Tellllll meeeeeeee! Pllleeeeaaaaaaasssseeeeee!!!!!!!

  25. You’re a Mac user! Somehow I knew that already.

    No milk out the nose THIS time.

  26. Not gonna lie, this made me take a look at my penis to determine whether or not my foreskin was indeed rumpled. Then I remembered that my foreskin was snipped 30 years ago.

    Too soon? Should we have had a drink first?

  27. Rumple-foreskin (yes, the hyphenated spelling is the correct one) is the young lad who led/kidnapped all the village’s children by playing the skin flute. Wait…that was the Pied Papsmear. My bad…

  28. Just curious, what do you lawyers think when you call them concerning Rumple Foreskin and other mythical dicks?

    ~EdT.

  29. Jenny, don’t have them send all of that money to your PayPal account. Do you have any idea how much of that you’ll have to give up in taxes?! I don’t either, except that it’s a lot.

  30. Well, well, well look who has dipped their toe into my marketplace… Well, The Bloggess, if that is your real name. I accept your challenge and will lower my prices on photos of my rumpled testicles to a mere $2. I hope you understand the training and preparation in rumpled testicle photography requires.

    Oh, rats and cannonballs, will you look at that? This whole post was about a spellcheck faux pas, not any sort of testicle photography. I am embarrassed yet again at another false alarm over testicle photography. Well, I’ll just backspace over all that part and hit submit. There we go…

  31. That is insane/awesome/terrifying. Not to mention, I don’t even think that would need to be hyphenated. Double fail, Spellcheck.

  32. Why would the Spellcheck just assume the foreskin is rumpled? How about the clean-lined, smooth, circumcised kind? I smell a bit antisemitism going on if you ask me. Hipster Hitler is probably behind this…

  33. Today I brew, tomorrow I bake;
    And then the prepuce I will take;
    For no one knows my little game
    That Rumpleforeskin is my name!

  34. Actually, I’m equally interested in your email regarding your $86.4 million dollar windfall that you’ll be getting through paypal. *SO* excited for you! I just won one million pounds. *Twice*.

  35. I can only imagine how the tale of Rumpleforeskin differs. That’s going to make one hell of a porn for some aspiring young director. Just sayin’.

  36. I am so happy for the link to the letter. I really was going to be tortured with the wondering why, why are we spelling that?

  37. Almost forgot…wanted to wish all of you, rumpled foreskins or not, a very happy Valentine’s Day. This puts a whole new spin on the day for me….and a mental image with which I am not 100% at ease….

    But, when in doubt, simply–Carry on, motherfuckers!

  38. It’s not all wrong, just a little overly descriptive. Have you ever seen neatly folded foreskin? No, it’s rumpled, ergo…

    It’s right on the nose more than it gets credit for.
    the latest version offers ‘did you intend’ and if you put in ‘ridiculous woman’ it offers ‘Palin’
    Put in ‘psycotic sniper’ and it offers CUPID

  39. …this shit is seriously funny because I was thinking practically the same thing!

    “I can only imagine how the tale of Rumpleforeskin differs. That’s going to make one hell of a porn for some aspiring young director. Just sayin’.”

  40. Almost as annoying as iPod/Pad/Phone ‘s autocorrect. I try not to use spell check or autocorrect. Probably why no one reads my blog. I probably read like I had a stroke.

  41. What does rumple mean? Isn’t that what the Hamburglar used to say? Or did he say, “rabble, rabble, rabble.” Rumple-foreskin could mean something hilarious…..pending on what rumple means.

  42. Best spellcheck error at work. Big Big Big report for client. Prepared in NY. Emailed to Puerto Rico. PR office runs spellcheck. Says yes to every replace option. Report was on biosolids (wastewater solids aka sludge). Report goes to client. Client calls meeting. At meeting a presentation board is put up with enlarged pages from report. On that page certain words/phrases were circled in RED with ???? next to them.

    Why? Because spellcheck replaced Biosolids with Beastiality. Phrases that were to be “Managing your biosolids can be challenging…” became “Managing your beastiality can be challenging..” Instead of telling our clients how to solve a wastewater issue, we were in a whole other area of the “gutter”.

  43. It’s when spell check doesn’t catch it that can be really funny. We had the maintenance guy at work send out an email to about 20 people apologizing for any incontinence that he may have caused!

  44. Your post is funny, but I think some of the comments are funnier. Wait, I’m a first time commenter. That wasn’t very nice of me. I’m surprised no one brought up circumcision.

  45. Rumple Foreskin was the worst fairy tale ever. Especially at the end when you have to say RUMPLE FORESKIN RUMPLE FORESKIN RUMPLE FORESKIN! at the end.

  46. I randomly came across this entry and I almost laughed aloud in my class because a) it was funny and b) it reminded me about how my boyfriend calls Rumpelstiltskin from the show Once Upon a Time, Rumpled-Foreskin, which made it even funnier.

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