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The Trouble With Siri

Oh, the joys of Siri. I couldn’t WAIT to meet her. For months and months and months, I steamed with envy of my friends’ Siris. I wanted my own know-it-all, a go-to girl I could call upon at any time, for any reason.

Imagine my surprise when I asked Siri a very basic question yesterday. It is a key to the success of our whole relationship.

 

Turns out, Siri doesn’t know squat.

 

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  1. Poor Andrea … :-P

    November 15, 2012
  2. Siri refuses to pronounce Tillye’s name as anything other than Tillai (long I sound). Ugh!

    November 15, 2012
    • I guess there’s no way to teach Siri the right way, is there, since these words are pre-programmed……?

      November 15, 2012
  3. Judy Burnstein #

    I have never had any help from her. I feel like I’m back in high school and I’m being ignored by the cool kids all over again.

    November 15, 2012
    • It does feel that way, doesn’t it? But, let me tell you, Siri LOVES Lou Mello.

      November 15, 2012
    • My Siri ignored me last night WHILE I WAS TALKING TO HER to answer Lou’s question………

      November 15, 2012
      • She knew the way to my heart….Siri be COOL!!!!!!

        November 15, 2012
      • Of course, you would think so.

        November 15, 2012
  4. James Moffitt #

    I still laughing…. hahahahahahaha sorry…. Siri is like auto correct on steroids. Out of control baby….

    November 15, 2012
  5. So got a nickname,lady? Something simpler for Siri to wrap her electronic tongue around? :)

    November 15, 2012
    • She pronounces my name based on what is assigned in the system. I refuse to change my name for her. I’m just going to start mispronouncing her name.

      November 15, 2012
  6. Sounds like a plan, but I doubt she’ll “get” it! :)

    November 15, 2012
  7. On the way home last night, I pressed the little Siri button and told her to call the Lovely Miss TK; it was awesome, did not have to play with the phone or touch a thing, she just asked me which number, home or office.
    I will have to ask her to call Queen Ahnndra and see what happens. :)

    November 15, 2012
    • I cannot fathom what she would do with MTM’s last name………

      November 15, 2012
    • Aaaaaaaaaaand, she pronounces it Mayer.

      November 15, 2012
      • Maybe he should change his name to Mother…Siri could handle that for sure, but, that may bring about all new Oedipus issues.

        November 15, 2012
      • Lou, that is a preposterous idea.

        November 15, 2012
      • I knew you would lurve it….

        November 15, 2012
    • My Motorola Droid Bionic can already do that. Voice commands are awesome. And I love being able to “Ask the Google.” Which I do all the time. And dictate to it. Generally, I’ve learned to speak so it understands me. Though, some Southernese words get drawn out to extreme lengths or multiple words.

      November 15, 2012
      • I talk funny Siri, and she always understands me. I am sure the relationship will evolve with time.

        November 15, 2012
  8. I think Siri got it right. It’s obviously got British software that can’t recognise the long “A” in A-a-n-d-r-a-a” :-)

    November 15, 2012
    • All my British friends say it wrong, but I am always forgiving of varying accents. Siri definitely has an American accent, though.

      November 15, 2012
  9. It is the same voice recording as used for the superb make a video tool http://youtu.be/c9fc-crEFDw

    November 15, 2012
  10. Andra, your video has made me chuckle! I’ve played it back to back a couple of times, and the frustration in your voice is more evident each time!

    November 15, 2012
    • Tom, the frustration comes from the amount of time it takes me to record a video, actually pick one that I can stand to watch, buffer it and upload to YouTube, and get it on my blog. I am so worthless with these tasks, but I’m trying to learn. :)

      November 15, 2012
      • Well, you’re doing very well from my viewpoint! Was this not your first video then? And Siri STILL says your name wrong? ;)

        November 15, 2012
      • The whole video thing is so hard for me. I don’t like the way I look in them, EVER, and I have to record one about fifty times to get one I like. Then, I don’t know how to use the software.

        But…….

        I need to get better at it. God help me. :)

        November 15, 2012
      • Well, you’re already better than me. I don’t even know how to use a webcam. I have got one somewhere, but hate appearing on video so I ‘seem’ to have lost it.
        You’re doing fine, by the way… keep on! :D

        November 15, 2012
      • Thank you. I may have another installment in this slop opera tomorrow. :)

        November 15, 2012
  11. Ah, that’s adorable. Ha. But see? Siri is so smart that she knew you really knew and was just trying to get you to find the answer yourself…ah…Siri is a teacher. ;)

    November 15, 2012
    • I am impressed with some of Siri’s smarts, but I’m going to have to find a way to get her to say my name correctly………..and I think I have……….tune in tomorrow. :)

      November 15, 2012
  12. So funny!

    November 15, 2012
  13. Well, crap. I’ve been calling you Andie for MONTHS. Sorry your Siri sucks, On-dra.

    November 15, 2012
  14. She’s probably doing it on purpose. She seems a little snide.

    November 15, 2012
  15. I think maybe Siri’s just a Yankee. Turns out I’ve been mispronouncing your name in my head for a year.

    November 15, 2012
    • No, I have figured out Siri’s problem, and I will unveil it tomorrow. It isn’t that Siri’s a Yankee, though.

      November 15, 2012
  16. Teresa Mello #

    Yeah, Siri loves Lou Mello, but she sure doesn’t know me from a bag of dirt. Lou: “Siri, who is my wife?” Siri: “I don’t have enough information for that question.”

    November 15, 2012
    • He told me Siri called you from voice commands. She even asked which number, office or home. I bet he trained her to say that in front of you.

      November 16, 2012
  17. Siri is the reason I still have my iPhone 4. Until she is as good as that sexy Star Trek (the series) computer, I am not playing.

    November 15, 2012
  18. Grrrrr. Spell it for her like this — Ann Dra. It will sound funny, but she’ll say it right.

    November 15, 2012
    • There are other ways to make Siri say it right…… :)

      November 15, 2012
  19. Being a bit of a Luddite, I hate machines talking back to to me…

    November 16, 2012
  20. Siri’s doing it on purpose . . . what a B~I~T~C~H! :mrgreen:

    November 16, 2012
  21. Oh my! Siri would never get Penelope!

    November 16, 2012
    • I think Siri and Penelope could be fast friends, Penny, because I know Penelope. :)

      November 16, 2012
  22. Technology still has a way to go, Andra, doesn’t it?.
    Ho hum. At least we can console ourelves Orwell’s telescreen’s still a way off.

    November 17, 2012
    • I turned Siri into a British man, and he says my name correctly. :)

      November 18, 2012
      • Wait a minute… you can change Siri? She never asked me what to call me.

        November 27, 2012
  23. Oh my! Shouting at Siri… tsk, tsk… perhaps, Siri is having trouble with that cute Southern accent…

    November 27, 2012
    • I have to go play it again…

      November 27, 2012
      • Oh God! I’m practicing really hard now, in case we ever meet.

        November 27, 2012

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