Monthly Archives: August 2010

Comma Robbery

Today’s voice recognition error requires some explanation. When using your voice to “type” as it were, you speak aloud the punctuation.  So, to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking write this: He left, pointing out the obvious: “Your hairstyle stinks, and I mean … 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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NY Times Axes Morons?

Apparently I am not the only person so amused by voice recognition errors as to keep a collection of them.  In this New York Times article about the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking—version 11, coming out any day now—writer David … Continue reading

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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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Week’s roundup of voice recognition errors

This week’s top 3 memorable bloopers brought to you by my voice recognition software’s misrepresentations. 🙂 Continue reading

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