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This Autocorrect Fail Caused A Father And His Teenage Daughter To Question The Meaning Of Life

What do you want from life?

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In a letter to the Daily Telegraph on Thursday, David Lavelle, from North Yorkshire, revealed how a text message about a supermarket caused him and his teenage daughter to question the meaning of life.

This letter, which appeared on page 19 of the newspaper, has spread widely across Twitter today as people continue to enjoy the punchline.

So next time someone asks you what you want to get out of your fleeting time on this planet, they may actually just be asking what you want in the weekly Big Shop.

Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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