Post the words Siri does not recognise for you

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  1. Risco, Oct 21, 2011
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    Risco macrumors 68000

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    I am having trouble with some words with Siri, specifically two that for me are common ones that should be understood!


    1. Mate - Detects as "Might" or something similar.
    2. Name - No matter how I say it, Siri keeps detecting it as Nine! WTF?
    What words does it not recognise for you?


    UK English here, with a London accent.

    Please post where you are from, and what accent.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    For me it got my friend's name "Regina" as "Vagina". It's lead to a few strange messages before it was corrected. It must not like the western Pennsylvania pronunciation of her name.
     
  3. mountainman macrumors member

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  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    You don't want to know what it calls my friend Doloris... :eek:
     
  5. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    Epic Seinfeld reference(?)!
     
  7. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    For a while, when I said Auburn, it thought it was all barn
     
  8. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Yep :D
     
  9. c14nhl macrumors 6502

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    Shout keeps being mistaken as show.

    UK, Edinburgh accent.
     
  10. tarsins, Oct 21, 2011
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    No matter what I do I can't get it to recognise "who". It's interpreted as "call" every time.

    UK English. I have a Welsh accent.
     
  11. snourse macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 4s --> iPhone 4 ass

    Not exactly the best association. And I take care to pronounce it "ess"
    :confused:
     
  12. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    "Yay." Siri thinks I'm saying "yeah a." My guess is it's simply not in her database of words.
    I'm a no-accent American.
     
  13. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    no matter how many times i try siri interprets "born" as "porn" ... i'm not sure how to emphasize the B any more than I am already... guess siri's mind is in the gutter.
     
  14. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Odd quirk with Siri: she never once has understood a command for me that is previously known to her if you precede the statement with "please".

    like:
    "Tell me a story" - responds appropriately.

    "Please tell me a story" or "Tell me a story please" = "I don't understand."
     
  15. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    Siri is such a typical woman. Says she wants to be treated with manners and only responds to the bad boy. :p
     
  16. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Seems Siri is siding with the Tide there... :D
     
  17. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Seems like Siri is having difficulty understanding you limeys :D
     
  18. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    THIS plus whoever is actually using the 'please' w/ the SIRI... lol
     
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  20. 7timethecrystal macrumors regular

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    Not Siri per say, but dictation...Prune juice = cream cheese.

    This caused some hilarious iMessages with my wife at the grocery store.
     
  21. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    which one were you intending to buy? the prune juice or the cream cheese o_O
     
  22. kmanmx, Oct 21, 2011
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    "I Owe" becomes iPhone. To be honest it gets quite a few things i say wrong. If i dictate a 20 word text message to it, i'd say atleast one word is wrong a good 50% of the time, even if i try to speak clearly. If i speak normally probably 1/15 of the words i say are wrong every time.

    UK English.. not really got much of an accent.

    I expected that, though. This is Apples first real try at proper voice implementation, and considering that it's pretty great. There have been instances when it had really impressed me. I remember getting about 3 text messages from different people all within the course of a minute. I ended up sending 2 or 3 texts to each contact over the next few minutes as each one replied, and for whatever reason but at that time Siri never missed a beat, it dictated what i said into text perfectly. Keeping up with 3 conversations by typing would have been a lot of effort, Siri made it seamless and easy.

    A year or two down the line, using an IP5 or IP5S on iOS6/7, i'd expect Siri to be much improved and be doing some pretty phenomenal things. I can't wait to see how it improves, i just hope Apple pays as much attention to the rest of the world as it does with the US with it's Siri implementation.
     
  23. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    For some reason Siri can't recognize something as simple as the word "NO" for me.
     
  24. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I have Zero interest in Siri. It repulses me.
     

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