With the press of a button, you can set up a computer machine to simulate funny sounds and funny text to speech programs are the perfect device for creating those funny internet sounds.
The pranks generated can be simply funny, or shocking, it’s up to you and what reaction or emotion you want your mark to experience. The best text to speech tricks and pranks get the intended person off guard giving you the opportunity to watch with glee as the mark goes mental trying to figure it out.
Like many jokes, funny text to speech tricks and pranks are started out of frustration. It’s during those moments of frustration when trying to sort out a computer error when you see the opportunity to make humor of the malfunction. A good case in point of this is Spell Catcher. Spell Catcher observes what you’re typing in every program and then either corrects or says your spelling errors as you make them. Spell Catcher runs on Mac and Windows and plays a sound when you make spelling and grammatical errors. It’s remarkable for annoying co-workers-especially with the odd sounds the program makes. One can alter the sound it makes in to be either very loud or very unique/awkward.
Prank calls are also another common type of funny text-to-speech prank. There are a lot of opportunities for pranksters to use text to speech programs to make prank calls to their unsuspecting victims. The voices generated can be altered to bring out the effect one would like to send.
Another text to speech platform joke is setting up an appointment with a coworker to teach them a speech-recognition program. Then, prior to the meeting, set your wireless keyboard to the coworker’s computer. Explain to him that the software needs a sample sound so as to recognize his voice. As he makes his demo sound have a coworker type up some gibberish on a text to sound program so that the computer says complete different stuff than expected. Watch with glee as your target begins to get frustrated, talking louder and altering his pronunciation as he to tries to make it work. A great prank if pulled off correctly.
Finally, a basic, yet funny text to speech prank is to just have your computer “punk” a co-worker or friend. Just wait until he and others are around you and then have a bunch of trash ready to go. Fire up your text-to-speech software, and let your computer tear into the target. I personally have done this & it was hilarious…