Category Archives: Nonsensical Translations

Those Valued Male Cows

What I actually said to my computer: valuable How my voice software translated it:  buy you a bull

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Thoroughly Thoreau

Two fresh-off-the-vocal-press voice recognition errors: What I actually said to my computer: reasonable, accurate, and thorough advice How my voice software translated it:  reasonable, accurate, and Thoreau advice That one actually slipped by unnoticed.  The e-mail recipient later told me … Continue reading

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No Respect for the Purple Prayers of Tatian

More voice recognition shenanigans, courtesy Dragon NaturallySpeaking: What I actually said to my computer: A voice of respect How my voice software translated it:  Avoid some respect What I actually said to my computer: in prayerful obedienceHow my voice software … Continue reading

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Phonetically Speaking, It Should Make Sense…

Normally, it’s easy to understand how voice recognition software misunderstands spoken words, such as when… I said to my computer:      …and a spare in your purse And my computer wrote:  …and despair in your purse After all, there’s a good … Continue reading

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Week’s Roundup: I Didn’t Mean to Get Political

I doubt our former president would come and visit for this purpose, but apparently Dragon NaturallySpeaking thinks otherwise, because— What I actually said to my computer: If push comes to shove… How my voice software translated it:  If Bush comes … Continue reading

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My “Fees Composter” from Google

Voice recognition software has a tough enough time translating your words into type when it has had a chance to learn your voice.  But the job is even tougher without that chance, as you know if you use Google Voice … Continue reading

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Engine Years and Witching Grains

It’s been a while, but here are two recent voice recognition errors that stood out: What I actually said to my computer: which ingrains… How my voice software translated it:  witching grains… And one more: What I actually said to … Continue reading

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The Comedic Haitian

What I actually said to my computer:   communication protocol How the voice software translated it:    comedic Haitian oracle While the typed outcome is bizarrely different in meaning from what I said, say both phrases aloud and you can see how … Continue reading

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Liver Delivery

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

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Oral pickiness

What I actually said to my computer:   Our editorial procedures  How my voice software translated it:   Our picked oral procedures 

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Happy perjury in today’s voice recognition errors

Two new software errors for you— I say “assignment allocation” it types “as I am an allocation.” And a funny one… Continue reading

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