The 8 Funniest Transcription Errors

Have you ever thought you were hearing “it’s a doggy-dog world”? You’re not alone. Even transcriptionists are sometimes betrayed by their ears. Here are 8 of the funniest transcription errors we’ve ever had the pleasure of mishearing.

The 8 Funniest Transcription Errors
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The transcription world is small, and, as one of the leading transcription providers, TranscriptionServices.com has heard about some funny transcription errors.

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It's a dog-eat-dog world.

What was written

It's a doggy-dog world.

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The stripper's act was a new direction.

What was written

The stripper's act was a nude erection.

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Peace talks were needed to avert war.

What was written

Pea stalks were needed to avert war.

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The parcel was secured by a grey tape.

What was written

The parcel was secured by a great ape.

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The therapist taught me to be myself.

What was written

The therapist taught me to be mice elf.

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The stuff he knows can lead to problems.

What was written

The stuffy nose can lead to problems.

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He was a lighthouse keeper.

What was written

He was a light housekeeper.

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He drank so much, he fell into oblivion.

What was written

He drank so much, he fell into a Bolivian.