Monthly Archives: December 2009

My attempt at an app evaluation.


I recently downloaded the Dragon Dictation app for my iPhone. It isn’t always accurate, but it is a blast. Lately I’ve taken to using it just to make myself laugh. Some of the things it comes up with are hilarious. Here are some examples:

(A text to my mom)
What I was trying to say: We are on our way to Cocoa. I set up the Christmas tree today, and when I get back on Sunday I’m going to decorate it.
What Dragon Dictation thinks I said: We are on our way to Canada we just can’t work here when it became today I get back on Sunday going to decorate it.

(Another text to my mom)
What I was trying to say: (in response to her asking what I was going to do with my first real day off in six months) I am going to sit on my ass all day.
What happened when Dragon Dictation misrepresented my initial statement and I got completely frustrated: I am going that I might add all day. No it’s on my past nine. Past half a SS at F. I am going to sit on my a SS. There I tricked e-mail you son of a bitch. Not e-mail you, I tricked you you son of a bitch. Of course it gets it right when are you insulting it.

(Another text to my mom)
What I was trying to say: What name are the sandwiches under?
What happened when Dragon Dictation misrepresented my initial statement and I got completely frustrated: What name I just under? What name is the damage is under? Did you put the sandwiches under debris? Not raining debris Daisy baby. Did you put them on your TV? Gigantic baby is going crazy it going crazy help.

(A text to Peter)
What I was trying to say: I downloaded a dictation app and I’m using it now. It’s insane and messes everything up.
What Dragon Dictation thinks I said: I downloaded a dictation app and I’m using it now. It’s insane at NASA’s everything up.

(Another text to Peter)
What I was trying to say: Something about fooling it with words like toucan and Titicaca, but instead it says two cans. Then I said something about it being ridiculous and wondering if it would get the word guinea pig. Then I said toucan again and checked the translation, and it was right, so I commended it, but it got it wrong again. Hilarious.
What Dragon Dictation thinks I said: I like to fool it with words like to Canton and Titicaca can’t and should be to get two cannons not Canton to kick me and here we go it’s pretty ridiculous monkeys on the large guinea pig toucan oh my God it got to Kenneth.

(Messing with it Decemberists style)
Interpreting the first verse of “Annan Water” –
Annan water using the deep and wide highway crossover if you would come. You’re tied down to that but I might for the other side streets are there. Sure were marching applied to wait for me.

Interpreting the song “The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)” –
Hi Greg, Arena rock around the mall before it was thinking
1 million times a day in town involved in the changing
Skating rinks around your eyes
He never called themselves with pride up
With our way to ponder Tiger down for you and I were lying
Tell me now tell me that the foreign guy and the river daughter
Of willow on the where would I get it under all of the water
So that they married here today
The dressing way to bear witness
That we will I like Riverstone rolling only where it takes up
I told you I called you hear
An icon you and I brought you here
Please have third of love
Never more will trouble I
Margaret the laughing ways are making quietly at our ankles
Another bout another Brad this brilliant Chelis come for the shackle
Them with this long last trash apparently the car thousand sorry whispers
Among the way it came crashing down he closed his eyes and softly kissed her
I told you I called you hear
An icon you and I brought you here
Please have third of love
Never more will trouble I

On that last one, I wasn’t trying to make it a social commentary on Tiger Woods, but thanks for keeping it contemporary, Dragon Dictation!