Isn’t summer great? Yeah, me too. But you know what isn’t? When my speech-to-text thingie completely mis-transcribes what I say into it. I’ve always fancied myself an articulate sort. Though, back in my hometown of Boston, people were thrown by my lack of local accent (Weh da fak yoo frum? Keeahnadah?). In written communication of late, I’ve had to rely on my devices’s dictation features, and on multiple occasions, I’ve come close to ninja-starring my laptop, tablet, and phone into every wall of the house. The robots just don’t understand me. So, maybe I’m not that articulate after all.
Anyway, in light of what is arguably the best season of the year (unless you live…anywhere), I’m going Mary Poppins with it: you find the element of fun and SNAP! The job’s a game!
I have dictated a series of historical events, all of which took place during summer months, into my electronic device. I will provide their dates and what stupid thing the robot thought I said. You try and guess the actual event.
July 2, 1964 – Judging from the civil rights act.
Answer: Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act
*Bonus points if you read the clues into your speech-to-text and it translates it to the correct answer.
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You think you’re so damn smart. Well…okay, you are.
Well done, but you’re probably pissed off you didn’t do better. If not, then you weren’t brought up Catholic.
Not awesome, not embarrassing. The popular kids will still like you.
Technically it’s a C, but you’re still smarter than pretty much everyone on the Internet.
Could have been worse. If you were drunk! Wait, you are drunk? Oh, well…that’s pretty good, then.
This is bad. Don’t post your score unless you’re doing that self-deprecating thing.
Garbage. Go read something.
July 14, 1789 – Father, the Steel.Correct
Fall of the BastilleIncorrect
Fall of the Bastille
Vive la revolution!
July 2, 1881 – Present. I feel caffeinated.Correct
President Garfield AssassinatedIncorrect
President Garfield Assassinated
It’s not Lincoln.
June 28, 1914 – Fascination of art. Steve friends Ferdinand.Correct
Assassination of Archduke Franz FerdinandIncorrect
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
It led to some hostilities.
June 28, 1919 – Trivia beside.Correct
Treaty of VersaillesIncorrect
Treaty of Versailles
There’s peace in the palace.
August 18, 1920 – I think minutes is ratified.Correct
19th amendment is ratified.Incorrect
19th amendment is ratified.
Remember the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin? Well, you freakin’ should!
August 6, 1945 – Finally, a freshener.Correct
Bombing of HiroshimaIncorrect
Bombing of Hiroshima
Little Boy causes mass devastation.
August 4, 1961 – Morocco palm. I was born.Correct
Barack Obama was born.Incorrect
Barack Obama was born.
A Hawaiian first.
August 27, 1963 – Martin WashingtonCorrect
March on WashingtonIncorrect
March on Washington
There was a dream.
August 11-16, 1965 – What’s your belly?Correct
Fuck tha police, the early years.
July 20, 1969 – First month ending.Correct
First Moon LandingIncorrect
First Moon Landing
You may overestimate its gravity.
June 17, 1972 – What are you breaking?Correct
Paranoia will destroy ya.
August 9, 1974 – Website designs.Correct
Result of the above, or the “I am not a Crook” cut and run.
June 4, 1989 – Cinnamon Square.Correct
Spelling counts, I’m afraid.