Category Archives: Innapropriate voice translations

Getting Fresh

I’m really not as crude as my voice software thinks I am. What I actually said to my computer in an e-mail to a friend: The woman I had been wooing…  but what Dragon NaturallySpeaking typed: The woman I had … Continue reading

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I don’t care who you “do”

What I actually said to my computer: I do ramble.   But how Dragon, my voice software, translated it: I do Rambo. That’s just way too much information. And one more, also from this morning. What I actually said: denims and … Continue reading

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And not talking about penal code either!

The iPhone’s voice recognition is pretty good, but not flawless. Take this example from one of my friends. What she said to her phone: “When should I be at your place?” but her iPhone typed, “When should I be at … Continue reading

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Not well chested…

Unfortunately, I did not catch this voice recognition error before hitting “send” on the email. What I actually said to my computer: I hope you are well, Chasta.  But how Dragon, my voice software, spelled that: “I hope you are … Continue reading

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A thoroughly poor translation!

Easily the most inappropriate voice recognition software blunder so far this year! Responding to an e-mail from a client, what I actually said to my computer: Thanks for your thorough response! But how my Dragon software translated it: Thanks for … Continue reading

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Plant sperm??

I never heard of such a thing, but apparently Dragon NaturallySpeaking has. What I actually said: “When the plans firm up…” But how Dragon translated it: “When the plants sperm up.” And that was in an email to a business … Continue reading

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DNS Is Politically Incorrect

I know regular subscribers understand, but, for the rest of you and for the record, these posts are the inaccurate transliterations of my voice software, not my actual words. That said, here’s a doozy:  What I actually said to my … Continue reading

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Sorry, Dear Auntie

Honest, I was talking about the long-snouted creature that eats ants. Clearly, Dragon NaturallySpeaking didn’t understand:  What I actually said to my computer: ant eater.  How my voice software translated it: aunt eater. I tried once more, and got one … Continue reading

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Happy and Gay

Two recent voice recognition errors that I wish I’d caught before hitting send:  What I actually said to my computer: dinners and galas  How my voice software translated it:  dinners and gay laws   And one more: What I actually … Continue reading

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We’ll assume he was talking about a rooster

Just a warning that this voice recognition error may seem inappropriate. And let me assure you, it would have been very inappropriate had I not caught the voice software’s the error before sending it to the finance department of this … Continue reading

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Porn for my what??

One of those embarrassing voice recognition errors (that occurred while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for e-mail) that I’m so glad I caught before hitting “send.” What I actually said to my computer: …for an air-conditionerHow my voice software translated it:  …porn … Continue reading

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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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Dragon Not Even Trying?

Sometimes, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is so far off in its translation of my words that I’m tempted to think it’s messing up on purpose.  Like on this one, in which I was describing a bit part performance my daughter had in … Continue reading

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Anti-Democrat voice recognition software!

What I actually said to my computer: Barak Obama How my voice software translated it: Morocco bomber Apparently, Dragon NaturallySpeaking isn’t shy about its political opinions.

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Oops – Publicized With a Voice Recognition Typo!

This one was a doozy, especially because I didn’t catch it; it was article about staying below your aerobic threshold on endurance training runs, published to an audience of over 100 people.  Finally a reader commented, gently questioned what I … Continue reading

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Obviously, it’s BS

What I actually said to my computer: It may be obvious How my voice software translated it:  It’s maybe BS

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Copping a Calculation

Here’s another voice recognition error that fits the category of, “Thank goodness, I caught this one before hitting “send”: What I actually said to my computer: my second calculation How my voice software translated it: my second copulation After all, … Continue reading

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The Offensive Young Vendor

This recent voice recognition error occurred while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to type up a report – a comparative analysis of large vs. small service firms. What I actually said to my computer: a relatively small and young vendor… How my … Continue reading

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Legal Trouble: Infringing on Frenchmen at the Corporate Mingle

While using my voice recognition software for a legal client, Dragon NaturallySpeaking stumbled on a few common legal phrases that, apparently, are not common to Dragon: What I actually said to my computer: infringement cases How my voice software translated … Continue reading

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Seize the Residents!

What I actually said to my computer: He sees the residents How my voice software translated it:  He seized the residence More proof that I cannot send out e-mails composed via voice recognition software without reviewing them carefully first.  And … Continue reading

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