Voice-Activated Messaging Is A F***Ing Mess!

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Robin Byrd raising flags while vowing to watch what she says so her phone doesn't misinterpret it.

Being able to dictate your emails and texts sounds like a dream--and it is--but the system does hit an occasional snag that could prove embarrassing.

Longtime cable star Robin Byrd recently sent an email to celeb photographer Patrick McMullan, inviting him to her house for a weekend and concluding, "I'd love to see you, Patrick."

But the system proved its own fallibility because what it ended up sending was "I'd love to see you, bastard"!

And Robin has a strong "P" and says a mean "ick"!

The two shared a giggle over this bit of technology gone awry--thank God--but one has to pause and wonder:


*Why is the system programmed to print dirty words, especially when you didn't even say them?

*Imagine texting your boss "Luv u!" and finding out, after you've gotten fired, that it ended up saying "Fuck u!"?

*Next time I get a text calling me a bastard, will I respond, "Huh? My name isn't Patrick!"?


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6 comments
Nonplussed
Nonplussed

I'm glad she's inviting people over to her place and I'm glad she's well. That woman's a national treasure.

VonD
VonD

So much laziness, just type the damn message or dial the number and don't give into technology like this! We're going to end up like amoeba if we cede everything to bits and bytes!

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

Love Robin, she's had that house in the Pines for a long time.  I wish she'd write a bio, she struggled for years with several cable shows (an exercise show, even) before she finally made some bucks.  And I think she was a runaway.

Ping
Ping

I'll stick to old fashioned typing, thank you. I might make some typos but I won't write "bastard" unless I mean it.

Ick
Ick

Years and years of TV shows with ads and phone lines, etc. She's quite the success.

Krl5858
Krl5858

I pause and wonder how Robin Byrd has a house

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