Voice recognition programs can create novel interpretations
At medical school, I was told that all the radioisotopes used in Australia came from leucocytes. This was the first medical homophone I encountered — the lecturer meant “Lucas Heights” — and I have enjoyed coming across them ever since. The use of voice recognition software when dictating clinical letters has furnished many fine examples, such as the one I use for my title: an ingenious rendition of “teriparatide”.
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