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Author Topic: WTF, Google Docs?  (Read 2904 times)

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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2021, 11:47:10 PM »

When I was writing If I Knew Then it would correct Leighanne's name too
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2021, 08:35:49 PM »

I wrote the sentence "Their memories made me smile."  Google thinks it should be "They're."  They are memories made me smile??  No, Google, that's a bad Google!  The memories belong to them!  No wonder people mix up their homophones, with Google giving them such bad grammar advice.
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2021, 09:34:59 PM »

Google. Your better than this.

 ;)

I don't have any funny google moments, but I've been running OF PBox through a text to speech as I write to help me catch repetitive phrasing or things that sound awkward, but aren't immediately noticeable. So I pasted my most recent scene into it and I never thought an AI could be sarcastic, but even an AI sounds super sarcastic reading the line: “Yeah, he’s a real hero for ordering his soldiers around when he feels like it.” Nick crossed his arms and glanced away from her.

I laughed really hard, basically.
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2021, 09:59:47 PM »

LOL!  I enjoyed your grammar joke.  And the AI's sarcasm!  I always laugh listening to anything I put through those, which makes it hard to actually catch things I need to edit.
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2021, 10:19:32 PM »

Thank you, thank you. I'm here all week.

I think it depends on the voice I use. Some of them are definitely funnier than others. I painstakingly went through and picked the voices that I thought sounded most like Nick and Minako, then use them for their narrated chapters. I've considered switching back and forth depending on who's speaking, but it just feels like too much effort. However, I don't laugh at the narration and that was the goal.
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2021, 07:19:12 AM »

Google docs keeps trying to correct Nick's grammar when I try to write him in the way he talks since it's first person and it amuses me.
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2021, 10:48:37 AM »

Yeah, Google Docs has a problem with natural dialogue that isn't necessarily grammatically correct.  It hates when Drums talks in 00Carter LOL.
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2021, 08:22:34 PM »

Speaking of Drums... I wrote "Drums's," and Google suggested "Trump's."  NOOOOOO!!!
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2022, 04:52:23 PM »

“You like Mexican, right?” Nick asked, as he pulled into the parking lot of what was clearly a Mexican restaurant.  It was a little late for me to say no, since AJ was going to meet us there, but luckily, I do like Mexican.

Google suggested, "Luckily, I do like Mexicans." LOL
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Re: WTF, Google Docs?
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2022, 04:00:16 PM »

Doctor: "We're going to lie you down now, Mr. Carter."

Google Docs thinks it should be, "We're going to lie to you now, Mr. Carter."  That will not improve people's trust in medical professionals, Google. LOL

But should it be "lay you down" instead?  Lay/lie can be confusing because lay is also the past tense of lie, but usually we lay down objects, not people.  People lie down.  Nick is going to be lying down, but he's not putting himself in that position; the doctor is going to lower the head of his bed to make it flat.  So I dunno... is it lay or lie?  I could go either way on this one.  But I guess since it's being used in dialogue, it doesn't really matter what is most grammatically correct.  Which word would a real person be most likely to use?  Obviously my first instinct was "lie," but feel free to weigh in with your opinion!
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