Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cross-dressing Caribbean?

The word Trini is short for Trinidadian or Trinidad.   I should have explained that to Dragon NaturallySpeaking – What I actually said to my computer: A Trini girlHow my voice software translated it: A tranny girl Maybe she/he is, but … Continue reading

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My apologies to Karen, but…

“Open paren” is what you speak aloud when using Dragon NaturallySpeaking and you wanted to insert an opening paragraph mark:  (   What I actually said to my computer: open paren at this stage… How my voice software translated it: open … Continue reading

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Karnazes Analysis

Dragon NaturallySpeaking stumbling on names: What I actually said to my computer: take Dean Karnazes for instanceHow my voice software translated it:  Take ginkgo analysis for instance Not even close.

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Mental Leaps and Angry Coworkers

I was talking about a recipe, but Dragon NaturallySpeaking clearly thought I was speaking esoterically: What I actually said to my computer: Take mint leaves, and… How my voice software translated it:  Take mental leaps and… And one more, showing … Continue reading

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