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    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    You talking to me, buddy?

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha I am so so so guilty.
    It actually was a general comment. I see it here and lots of other places.

    I've seen the hash that Alexa (and Google and Siri) sometimes make understanding vocal commands. No proofreading there; only do-overs.

    No, a very general comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    It actually was a general comment. I see it here and lots of other places.

    I've seen the hash that Alexa (and Google and Siri) sometimes make understanding vocal commands. No proofreading there; only do-overs.

    No, a very general comment.
    What is confounding to me is that my dictation program changes words more than once sometimes three times depending on context I guess. So I will run my eyeballs over the text it created, and itís fine, and I move on and later I find that it changed that text that I had already proofread. This all happens very quickly.

    One of the more amusing changes is in a recent series of email conversations Iíve had with my cousin. He and I are emailing about oriental rugs. He likes Caucasian rugs. My dictation program translated that as C. O. C. K. rugs. Being the easily -amused-by-smut people that we are, we now refer to them that way as his C.O.C.K. rugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    He likes Caucasian rugs. My dictation program translated that as C. O. C. K. rugs. Being the easily -amused-by-smut people that we are, we now refer to them that way as his C.O.C.K. rugs.
    There we go! Imagine what an interesting conversation you would have had with a rug dealer if you dictated a text asking if he had any C. O. C. K. rugs!
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    I've learned to proof read all my dictation after having almost posted something rather crude on my facebook. I dictated that "I was out to the garden checking the peppers." But It actually wrote "I was out f.....ing the peppers. " Yikes!

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    Too funny ��!

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    One of the most memorable faux pas of my workplace involved a brochure that was printed in great quantity and distributed before being caught. The title had the phrase "public affairs" in it but read "pubic affairs".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    One of the most memorable faux pas of my workplace involved a brochure that was printed in great quantity and distributed before being caught. The title had the phrase "public affairs" in it but read "pubic affairs".
    Working for a pubic library yes I saw that a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I've learned to proof read all my dictation after having almost posted something rather crude on my facebook. I dictated that "I was out to the garden checking the peppers." But It actually wrote "I was out f.....ing the peppers. " Yikes!
    Wow Cathy, I know you really love your garden, but that takes it to a whole new level!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Working for a pubic library yes I saw that a lot
    Did you do that on purpose? loll

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Did you do that on purpose? loll
    Yes I did!

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