Misheards Galore!

As an editor, my primary job is to proofread and correct any mistakes made by transcriptionists. I sometimes type out as well if the workload’s pretty big.

One of the joys of my job is chuckling or even outright laughing out some of the mistakes I’ve encountered. At some point I decided to keep them (and the correct ones I made) and eventually post about it.

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It’s only now I finally decided to get around to it while it’s still fresh in my mind. So without further delay, listed below is the list of misheards and their corrections:


Misheard


Correct

bad first degree

bachelor’s degree

lot extra thought as a director

exercise instructor

rich mole local

regional local

next thing killed the

makes anything come with a

We would have planned areas

We were the pioneers

acts and apply it to why

x and apply it to y

cat hunting animals

pack hunting animals

But to spice it to say

But suffice it to say

collision of voters

coalition of voters

But the intelligence

Paleontologists

furniture that’s had a date

Furniture that’s out of date.

circle of tenses

Circumstances

are pathetical situations

hypothetical situations

From the gecko

From the get-go

war in a rack

war in Iraq

to crap it all

decrepital

shit taken out

shoots sticking out

community number

broad number

to know of

dehumanize

I’ll throw at you

geometric

fool us and confess that election

force a contested election

there you are

what do you want

Hello

how are you

we’re not gonna

when I can

AICPA

SEC

Say

Understand

Who

the board

Chitin

stuff that need

classic dodgers

prostate doctor

with your dialogue

who’s your son-in-law

coli form

column for them

heavenly built

that many bills

Complicational

Confrontational

with belling against

rebelling against

reality balloons

we got all the balloons

faker aura

fake or

your thing and you made in the Africa World

your faith in humanity after the war

catches stupid

that’s just stupid

carl garrel

colin farrell

Hammer fad

Elmer Fudd

comes sincerely on

problems in Sierra Leone

I say, Zack, same thing

I was saying the exact same thing

kind of sunburn sad

kind of somber and sad

watched that Theo is

watched the dailies

fareast heart and soul

voice, heart and soul

man erased

Mantarays

makes me howl

freaks me out

helix six times

hit it six times

the sky jumps

this guy jumps

raft for howling

raft for hauling

Mike, in person, religious

by comparison, religious

pro or no intelligent design

proponent of intelligent design

I’m going to add more as time goes by. 🙂

Edit: special thanks to my fellow editor Ivy N for the additional misheards.

Misheard

Correct

bad first degree

bachelor’s degree

lot extra thought as a director

exercise instructor

rich mole local

regional local

next thing killed the

makes anything come with a

We would have planned areas

We were the pioneers

acts and apply it to why

x and apply it to y

cat hunting animals

pack hunting animals

But to spice it to say

But suffice it to say

collision of voters

coalition of voters

But the intelligence

Paleontologists

furniture that’s had a date

Furniture that’s out of date.

circle of tenses

Circumstances

are pathetical situations

hypothetical situations

From the gecko

From the get-go

war in a rack

war in Iraq

to crap it all

decrepital

shit taken out

shoots sticking out

community number

broad number

to know of

dehumanize

I’ll throw at you

geometric

fool us and confess that election

force a contested election

there you are

what do you want

Hello

how are you

we’re not gonna

when I can

AICPA

SEC

Say

Understand

Who

the board

Chitin

stuff that need

classic dodgers

prostate doctor

with your dialogue

who’s your son-in-law

coli form

column for them

heavenly built

that many bills

Complicational

Confrontational

with belling against

rebelling against

reality balloons

we got all the balloons

faker aura

fake or

your thing and you made in the Africa World

your faith in humanity after the war

catches stupid

that’s just stupid

carl garrel

colin farrell

Hammer fad

Elmer Fudd

comes sincerely on

problems in Sierra Leone

I say, Zack, same thing

I was saying the exact same thing

kind of sunburn sad

kind of somber and sad

watched that Theo is

watched the dailies

fareast heart and soul

voice, heart and soul

man erased

Mantarays

makes me howl

freaks me out

helix six times

hit it six times

the sky jumps

this guy jumps

raft for howling

raft for hauling

Mike, in person, religious

by comparison, religious

pro or no intelligent design

proponent of intelligent design

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