Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Havana summer Santa

Confusing title? Yeah, read on you’ll understand.



Not only does Google run this great blogger service (hey you wordpress bloggers don’t start a fight with me) it occasionally provides me blog post material.

Google voice provided us a few laughs this weekend.

If you don’t know about Google voice you should check it out. I “connected” it with my cellphone. There is really no connecting other than signing up (free) and assigning your phone numbers to be used. So the way I use it is having my cellphone voicemail sent to Google voice. Two things happen - I get an email with the recorded message and I get text messages containing the results of their voice-to-text translation. The second part is where the fun begins.

Here are two text messages I enjoyed from last weekend. See if you can figure out what the message actually is.

Hi Mel is Pat. We're bringing back coffee drinkers and Mary Pat would like you to break that make coffee in it the coffee pot and then put it in the ground to make another possible so anyway. Call me if you get this message.

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Hi it's me. I'm asking that you starts ticking on the without a refrigerator out of the garage. There is a pain in the garage the recycling bin. And it's room temperature and take the top South, and we'll start and stop off. Actually, potato saying about the Charlie she's going to have a now at 360 and we'll worry about getting restless of done And if you were somewhat use of the pan and to the Havana summer so I actually have some of the last things we could do so. My phone is dead So I will talk to him when we get the car We're gonna be taking off in about 5 minutes okay I don't know how long it takes about what a white out of here. Bye.

I had no idea who these people were without looking at the phone number.

I don’t get late night messages from bars, I can only imagine how the slurred words would be translated into text.

Oh the “Santa” part of the title - Well if you check out Google voice during this holiday season you’ll find a special offer. Calls from Santa. It’s fun and free.

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow. So, it's really accurate, huh?

lisleman said...

It could be the callers just don't make any sense but I'd be in trouble if they heard that.
I do like being able to save the voice message on the computer. If it's a simple short message the text version usually makes sense.

Bearmancartoons said...

I won't go into how blogger sucks compared to wordpress. But Google voice sounds fun.

lisleman said...

Ok thanks - go try the santa calls you don't even need to sign up for google voice.

secret agent woman said...

Based on those two examples, I think I'll wait until they improve it a bit.

Mama Zen said...

They might need to work on that service a little . . .

Kristin_The_Goat said...

What fun! It's amazing how jumbled it is.

TechnoBabe said...

Funny to read on your phone and on your blog. You find the strangest things and share here. I like it. Guess that makes me strange. Ha.

lisleman said...

The world is strange. You are part of the world. So strange is being worldly.
thanks for stopping by.

Mrs4444 said...

Hmmm. I'm with Secret Agent Woman!

HeatherP said...

I think I'll wait too but, thanks for sharing. And it is funny too.

Marlaahansen said...

Sounds like conversations in our house.

The Everyday Mommy said...

What a total riot!! I have asked for some speech to text software for Christmas -- I thought it would help me write faster, now I'm not so sure!!!

Visiting from the Sampling!
Happy Holidays.

Dwmatty said...

Google voice service doesn't sound too inviting for me.

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