I guess it's supposed to be a pair of cute Easter eggs, but I'm sick of them.

How do I disable the text replacement of "the WHO" with "The Who"?

bug screenshot

How do I disable the text replacement of "doctor who" with "Doctor Who"? (Struck because strangely, this half of the Easter egg seems to have disappeared. But now I'm noticing that it's capitalizing the easter in Easter egg for me. Which I don’t mind.)

They're not set up under my "Text Replacement" settings, AKA "Symbol and Text Substitution" System Preferences...

I think it's an Easter egg in Big Sur. I'm seeing it here in Safari, and in Notes, both on Big Sur. I'm not seeing it in those or the SE app on iOS.

  • Good to know that it somehow solved itself on your device. I've linked it to a similar question where the answer might help people.
    – nohillside
    Nov 5 '21 at 14:53
  • FWIW Testing in macOS Big Sur 11.6, with default macOS settings, then in Notes if I typed the who it did the popup as you described The Who, to which I pressed the esc key. I then went to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text and unchecked [] Capitalize words automatically. It then no longer presented The Who when typing the who*. Not sure I would say that was an acceptable workaround, however, if it bothers you that much then you can do this until there is another way. Nov 5 '21 at 15:00
  • Why did you make my question less informative by removing half the examples? Different app and before vs after. And were there a bunch of comments that are now gone? Strange to have this question marked as a duplicate of one asked long after I asked this one, but I guess that's a limitation; it does have more informative/detailed answers. Nov 18 '21 at 4:22
  • (I thought I commented over there too, pointing folks here.) Nov 18 '21 at 4:29
  • When closing as duplicate we keep the question with the best answers open. This isn‘t always the older question.
    – nohillside
    Nov 18 '21 at 6:59

Wait. All of these glitches, which I'm going to name Halloween eggs, at least for now, are no longer occurring on my iPhone XR, which is 1 minor release behind. Only the Easter eggs one is now occurring (on my M1 MacBook with Monterey).

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