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Dog Health Food?

What I actually said to my computer:  phytonutrients.  But how my voice software translated it:  Fido nutrients That’s one ruff translation by Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I’d say.

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To know lightening is to…

Makes me wonder if Fox News is using voice recognition software, with an error like this: As seen in today’s “Massive Yosemite blaze may have been sparked by illegal marijuana growers” article.

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Struggling to Juggle

A recent voice recognition error while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to auto-type my spoken words:  What I actually said to my computer was ClassJuggler (a company that provides online software for dance studios, web-based Cheer camp and gymnastics schools software, and … Continue reading

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Mongolian Criminals

A humorous week for voice recognition software errors. Two memorable ones:  What I actually said to my computer: Morongo Casino How my voice software translated it:  Mongol Casino And one more, brought to you by Dragon NaturallySpeaking as well: What … Continue reading

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Dirty Money

What I actually said to my computer: 35 dollars.  How my voice software translated it:  dirty five dollars.

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Foreign languages – not Dragon’s forte … or fort hey.

While just about any born English speaker knows this common Spanish phrase, it certainly freaks out Dragon NaturallySpeaking:  What I actually said to my computer: muchos gracias.  How my voice software translated it: Just get a yes. So, if I … Continue reading

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For your information, the "eyes" have it

I’ve heard of blue eyes, I’ve heard of hazel eyes – I’ve even heard of snake eyes.  But this one’s new: What I actually said to my computer: a couple of FYI’s.   How my voice software translated it:  a couple … Continue reading

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What’s inside a biker

What I actually said to my computer: mountain bikers and trails  How my voice software translated it:  mountain biker’s entrails

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Correcting Craig?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking struggles most translating spoken names and less familiar terms. Here are two recent voice recognition errors that occurred in one sentence: What I actually said to my computer: Kreg pocket hole joinery (it’s a woodworking thing).  How My … Continue reading

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A Cruise for Crews

As I’ve said before, even though voice recognition software is continually improving, it’s still not good enough that you can close your eyes and dictate to it, safely assuming that it will get everything you’re saying right. Fortunately, I was … Continue reading

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F’ing Laughter–Literally!

When using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or some other voice recognition software, it’s important to remember to turn off your microphone when you’re done dictating. Otherwise, Dragon just keeps listening.  And Dragon doesn’t know what to do with any sounds coming from … Continue reading

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He Punched You Where??

What I actually said to my computer: write and deliver How my voice software translated it:  right in the liver

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Keeping Those Mints Healthy

While writing an article for a client, what I actually said to my computer is Men’s Health Month, but how my voice software translated it:  Mint’s Health Month.

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Loopy Slopes With Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Any of you guys a fan of the song Hang on Sloopy, like I am? Apparently, my voice software is not:  What I actually said to my computer: Hang On Sloopy.  How my voice software translated it:  Hang On’s loopy.  … Continue reading

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I Was Talking With Saul, Right?

What I actually said to my computer: …those who came, saw, and left. How my voice software translated it:  …those who came, Saul, and left. Interesting assumption, Dragon NaturallySpeaking. 

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Voice Software: It’s a Gas!

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is not too friendly with any of my friends south of the border: What I actually said to my computer: Muchos gracias   How my voice software translated it:  Which is gaseous Voice recognition – it’s a laugh a … Continue reading

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Smoking Pot on a Long Run?

I was sending out an email to some of my running buddies, and what I actually said to my computer:  …with 10 of us doing the long route.  But how my voice software translated it:  with cannabis during the long … Continue reading

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Catching ketchup

What I actually said to my computer: ketchup with that  How my voice software translated it:  catch up with that

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Puerto Potties and Spearing Toledo

What I actually said to my computer:  porta-potties at the event… How my voice software translated it:  Puerto bodies at the event… And one more: What I actually said to my computer: Allay those fears How my voice software translated … Continue reading

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Close, But No Cigar

Sometimes the smallest of voice recognition software errors can completely reverse the meaning of your message. For example: What I actually said to my computer: reduce joint inflammation How my voice software translated it:  produce joint inflammation Until Dragon NaturallySpeaking … Continue reading

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