Here’s How To Fix Your iPhone’s ‘Autocorrect’ So You Can Finally Text Words Like ‘Sauce Piquante’
The autocorrect feature on your iPhone can be a very useful feature if you're like me and can't spell. At the same time, it can also tend to be pretty goofy and frustrating at times, often making you say things in text messages that are insane and sometimes even offensive. Throw in that we here in Cajun Country often say and text words that aren't spoken anywhere else in world, and autocorrect can leave you wanting to throw your phone into the Vermillion River. Don't do that just yet, because these little tricks might be just what you need!
From wired.com -
"First, the cat name misspelling. You can teach autocorrect to learn the correct spelling of words or names you use frequently by adding them as a contact in your phone. In practice, this is hit or miss for me — it will remember the last names of contacts in my phone as I begin to type them, but autocorrect still tried to change “Leeloo” to “lee loo” a few times.
Another (more reliable) option is to go to Settings > General > Keyboard, then scroll down to Shortcuts and tap Add New Shortcut — yep, the same way you’d add an iOS keyboard shortcut. Except instead of adding a shortcut phrase, so “omw” autofills to “On my way!”, you can just type in a phrase or word that the phone should know: the name of your favorite restaurant, industry terminology you use for work, the names of your bicycles, anything you type regularly that tends to get mangled."
Now, if you're just fed up COMPLETELY with the whole autocorrect thing, you can just turn it off.