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 STINKS.”

You would have to say this:

He left comma pointing out the obvious colon open quote your hairstyle stinks comma and i mean all caps stinks period close quote

The text that i italicized above is to point out the spoken punctuation.  So, with that in mind, here’s today’s voice recognition error:

What I actually said to my computer:   team camaraderie

How my voice software translated it:  teen, robbery

Read it aloud with the punctuation and you’ll see how it could make the mistake.

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