A man going by "Paul The Trombonist" on Twitter shared what happened when he inadvertently texted his wife, oblivious about the voice recognition function being left on, while playing the trombone.
On Tuesday afternoon, an embarassed, but good-humored Paul tweeted, "I accidentally texted my wife with voice recognition...while playing the trombone."
With telecommunication conveniences come great responsibility.
In in age of major technological advances the past few decades have ever seen, it has become dizzying to keep current in this exciting millennium with the endless technological breakthroughs. But a communication snafu like the one Paul experienced is becoming frequent, much to the delight of the Internet.
The delightful tweet was also seen as a cliffhanger.
@JazzTrombonist so? what did she say????— Siobhan O'Leary (@Siobhan O'Leary) 1511306482.0
@SiobhanFTB @JazzTrombonist This made me laugh even harder than the post itself, bless you— PatheticPoetic (@PatheticPoetic) 1511317525.0
The unintelligible text reminded one Twitter user of the voices heard in the beloved Peanuts cartoons. With a dirty twist.
@SWAIM_CORP @JazzTrombonist I always wondered how the parents from Charlie Brown sexted.— Derek Kreiner (@Derek Kreiner) 1511320578.0
Other musicians were inspired to experiment with other instrments, just to see how it would translate on a smartphone.
@JazzTrombonist @willsmith This makes me want to play bagpipes at voice recognition.— Toby Tremayne (@Toby Tremayne) 1511313176.0
Plenty were skeptical, however, as Paul's text seemed all too familiar with a little variation.
Instead of being on the recieving end of some sage advice, a father playing the tuba accidently texted his kid a musical phrase through voice recognition.
@JazzTrombonist Not the first one! https://t.co/ictZm6Kyo0 https://t.co/TIAXKUhoZ6— Dan Schmidt (@Dan Schmidt) 1511313343.0
The comments on Imgur were equally as amusing as on Twitter.
"[s]eems someone found a tuba-translation device. Nice. Who knew tubas were such hard partiers," said one commenter.
Another gave a play-by-play breakdown of the tweets. "I think the dad is practicing scales. 7 woos, up the scale; 8 hoos, from the octave back to one. Similar sounding tones after. 1/2."
But even this tweet from September 2014 wasn't immune from incredulous commenters.
"Why [sic] wouldnt you create this on the ios7 fake text message site instead of this unbelievable crap, this fools no one," ranted another Imgur user.
Cynics were quick in their attempts to expose Paul's tweet as a mere hoax.
@dan_schmidt @JazzTrombonist His is fake because of it’s an iMessage as depicted the messages wouldn’t be broken up and numbered— Omar (@Omar) 1511322270.0
@The_Baked_Chef @dan_schmidt @JazzTrombonist I’m like ughhhh why is it numbered so fake— ROMY (@ROMY) 1511377391.0
Yet others saw the validity of the musical gaffe as an innocent mistake. One user defended Paul with a possible explanation of the contrived appearance of the trombone translation to text.
@The_Baked_Chef @dan_schmidt @JazzTrombonist Not unless the husband is the one with the android and it’s the wife’s phone being screenshot— Alexandria🌚🌔🌝 (@Alexandria🌚🌔🌝) 1511331191.0
Well, thanks for trying.
@Online_Hottie @The_Baked_Chef @dan_schmidt @JazzTrombonist You’re right https://t.co/WGH6aI8wQ8— Alexandria🌚🌔🌝 (@Alexandria🌚🌔🌝) 1511335792.0
@BudhaLovesBooty @The_Baked_Chef @dan_schmidt @JazzTrombonist The text is blue though which indicates they’re both iPhones— ash (@ash) 1511331605.0
At the end of the day, does it really matter? People still got a good chuckle from the tweet.
@dan_schmidt @JazzTrombonist iPhone's voice recognition can be so bad at times that I highly doubt it would even ge… https://t.co/tY3v4XoEdi— Kelly Mitchell (@Kelly Mitchell) 1511364010.0
@JazzTrombonist If this isn’t real, never let me know— Markian Gooley (@Markian Gooley) 1511318005.0
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