Tuesday, 20 April 2021

YouTube misspelled "Doukhobor" 68 times

The word Doukhobor was misspelled 35 ways and 68 times in the YouTube closed captions for the USCC Union of Youth video: Peace and Sustainability: How Doukhobor history, culture, and community connects to the Sustainable Development Goals, (22 minutes, March 5, 2021).

22 other captioned words were also misspelled, and 2 historical mistakes were stated, totaling 92 errors.

For example, in this screenshot from minute 1:30 of the video, Doukhobor is misspelled twice in one sentence.

Correct caption: "I personally identify
as a Doukhobor, and to my knowledge, I'm
a fifth generation Doukhobor Canadian."

Closed captioning “fails” are misspellings of spoken words created by automatic voice-to-text software. These are different errors than the more than 50 ways Doukhobor was misspelled in print by people.

A total of 23 words were misspelled in the online Closed Captioning, and the time-stamped Transcript. The most obvious was how Doukhobor was misspelled 68 times, 35 different ways, never correctly. This means that anyone searching the closed caption text for the word Doukhobor will not find it.

22 other words also failed to caption correctly. Many are amusing, some phonetically spelled like Dukhoborese. 

To project a serious public image, the captions must be corrected. See links at bottom.

2 Factual Errors Appeared

These corrections were posted in the video Comments, without the links below to the references, because YouTube forbids outside links.

Count 35 different spellings of Doukhobor 68 times in YouTube “Closed Captions”.

Multiple Times (count 49)      Once Each (count 19)
 7  dukabor(s)
 6  duke aboard(s)
 4  dukabours
 4  dukeboard(s)
 4  dukeboro(s)
 3  duke of war(s)
 3  dukeboys
 2  dukabur
 2  duke abroad
 2  duca boys
 2  duke boys
dubois
duca boards
duca boars
ducaborgs
ducavores
duchaboretz     
dukabourg
duke bars
duke boards
duke boars
duke boris
duke of
duke of our
dukeborg
dukeborism
dukelbores
drugs
duplicator
jukeboards

In the 22 minute narration, words were slightly slurred differently, especially Doukhobor. Most of the captions recognized the d, u, k, b, o, r, and s, but scrambled other letters and inserted spaces. As the clarity of voice varied, 6 repeated words (*) were captioned correctly and incorrectly.

22 Other Words
  Spoken   
    alike
    Castlegar*
    Castlegar's
    college*
    Covid-19*
    doms
    Ewashen
    ferries
    Kalmakoff
    Kootenay(s)
    Ktunaxa
    Mir*
    Perehudoff
    Selkirk*
    Sinixt
    spasibo
    Tsar
    Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin)
    USCC*
    Uteshenaya (Ootischenia)   
Captioned
  a lake
  kasugar
  kassagar's
  call illegal
  kovid 19
  dorms
  awashin
  fairies
  kamikov
  kootenai(s)
  tanaha
  mere
  Pero-hudoff
  soccer
  silks
  spaceba
  sarah
  chiquetmic
  ufcc
  udeshenya
* 6 words spelled correct and incorrect, depending on voice clarity.

The only solution is to edit your own YouTube video captions.

1 comment:

  1. As a conversation starter, I want that t-shirt! Please advise! LOL

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