Text to speech (TTS) is an assistive technology that helps in reading the words inputted on the screen. Text to speech software is commonly found in computers or phones and is of great importance to students and other users. Students with reading problems can use text to speech to improve their reading skills. However, text to speech can also be used for fun. The user inputs funny words or phrases that have meaning or that are meaningless and then listens as text to speech sounds.
Funny things for text to speech
Some of the hilarious and humorous message to input to text to speech software includes;
1. Meaningless words
This is one of the funniest ways of using text to speech software when one is bored or just for fun. The user puts together many alphabets that result in a meaningless word and then pass a task to text to speech to pronounce it. The pronunciation is always fun, and a time makes the user and people around to laugh. An example of a meaningless text that a user can input is /tts bcafsgvaebya
2. Inputting vernacular words
Vernacular language is a language that is used by a particular group of people. One may decide to input these vernacular words so as to hear how text to speech software will pronounce them. As expected, the pronunciation is funny as it is not programmed to convert vernacular text to speech, and therefore this can be used for fun.
3. Sprinkler’s sound
The user may decide to input sprinkle’s sound so as to hear how text to speech software will imitate the inputted words. The imitation of these words always sounds funny, and therefore the software can be used as a source of entertainment.
A good example of sprinkler’s sound that text to speech software can imitate; /tts tittttittttittttit tstststss
4. Laughing sound
Laughing sound is one of the funniest words to input in the text to speech software. When the text is converted to speech, it sounds funny and, therefore, may act as a source of entertainment to some people. /tts ha ha ha ha ha ha hahaha!
5. Typing a song
Inputting a song as the text is another hilarious way of using text to speech software. When the song is inputted to text to speech software, the original tuneful rhythm is lost as the software only reads the words with no rhythm.
An example of a song that you can input to tts software is; /tts the tings goes skrrahh, pap ka ka ka skidiki pap pap, and a Puu Puu powder boom sky… am sure this will make your day on hearing how text to speech software pronounces it.
6. Repetition of a word
Writing the same word in a text to speech software make is sound funny during its pronunciation. One may decide to write any word as many times as possible and enjoy as the software pronounces the inputted words. During the pronunciation of the word, a certain funny rhythm is created that makes the user enjoy listening to it.
For example, the user may decide to input; /tts cow cow cow cow cow cow cow cow cow cow cow cow… as many times he or she wishes to like.
7. Inputting alphabets
This is another funny text that an idle person will direct to text to speech software. Some people may do this just as a means of passing the time and for fun, while others may do it for educative benefits. However, people who experience difficulties in pronunciation of alphabets may benefit greatly from listening as text to speech software pronounces them.
An example of how to go about is; /tts help me pronounce these alphabets a b c d e…
8. Lawnmower funny noise
The funny noise from a lawnmower can be inputted in tts and be converted into a sound. The text to speech software pronounces funnily.
An example of a phrase that can be induced from a lawnmower noise is; /tts wo wo wo wo wo wo wo that comes from rice burner and sheeeerrshershee that comes from the movement of lawnmower
9. Animal sound
This is another hilarious text for text to speech. One may decide to input the sound of his or her favorite animal and listen to how text to speech software pronounces it. The pronunciation may defer from that of the animal as the software is not programmed to convert words to animal sound; it only reads what is inputted on the screen. Therefore, this is used just for fun.
A good example that can be inputted is a cat’s sound; /tts my cat yells meow meow meow meow meow meow…
10. Short funny phrases
The user may decide to input short funny phrases to tts and listen as they are being pronounced. Therefore, text to speech may be used to break boredom and act as a source of entertainment.
An example of a short phrase that can be converted into a sound by text to speech software is; I am a rich-poor. This is a short and funny phrase as it is contradicting itself.
11. Inputting symbols and punctuation marks
The user may decide to input symbols or punctuations marks to tts so as to hear how they are pronounced or to make fun of them. For example, one may decide to input many similar symbols at the same time so as to enjoy the rhythm created during the pronouncing process.
A good example is; /tts @ @ @ @@ @ @ @ @
12. Asking questions
Text to speech software is not programmed to answer the question; it is only programmed to read what is inputted. However, the user may decide to type a question to tts expecting an answer from it. Funnily, it reads the question typed instead of answering.
13. Joining together two or more words
The user of text to speech software may decide to join two or more words and come up with one long word that he inputs in the text to speech.
An example of words joined together is “cowhencamel,” which is a result of three words that are; cow, hen, and camel.