Weird Siri Answer

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  1. markrox7 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone explain this? I got a weird answer from Siri and I want to know what it means/where it's from.
     

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  2. Surely Guest

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    It's a quote from a William Shakespeare play. MacBeth.

    Why didn't you just ask Siri?;)
     
  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    The "spot" refers to blood stains and guilt - from MacBeth by William Shakespeare
     
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    As someone who memorized lines from MacBeth in highschool, I resent that. Just because someone doesn't immediately recognize a quote doesn't make them uneducated.
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    Maybe he was referring to the OP's inability to search Google.
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i have no interest in shakespeare so i'm uneducated?
     
  8. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    No interest in Google either, apparently.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i wouldn't say you're uneducated, but if you've never heard that line before i'd say you missed something this that is one of the most famous lines from his plays and is a cultural staple. its second to only "To be, or not to be..." if you ask me. but then again i'm biased since i love literature.
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I love how Google is the end all of this forum. Everyone, myself included seem to just use it as a blanket answer instead of taking the 10 seconds it takes to post.
     
  11. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, you would have been better off asking Evi. Tasks are for Siri. Questions are for Evi.
     

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  12. pmz macrumors 68000

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    Good grief, not one sense of humor among you. I was being mildly sarcastic.

    But, yes, you could have Googled first and found your answer almost immediately.

    And yes, its sad that young people today have no desire to broaden their knowledge, and that schools have dumbed down lessons to pass idiots through the grades, so all forms of variety have been eradicated. Shakespeare isn't asking a lot. Its classic literature. Just read it. What's the worst that can happen to you? You don't enjoy it and never read it again?
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I would suggest then, to use a form of sarcasm tag.

    /s, ;), :rolleyes:, :cool:, :p, or :) will suffice, and save a lot of quibbling in the future :)

    P.S. I could probably recognize Cicero easier than I could recognize Shakespeare. Just sayin', everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    well, i on the other hand hate literature..

    explain. am i supposed to google every single response from siri?
     
  15. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Phew,

    Do you guys feel better after your rant and pi**ing contest ! ;)

    Be nice ! :D

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but i myself didn't know that quote (sounded familiar but i wouldn't have been able to place it)

    I DO remember reading that play for over 2 months in High School.
    However my future schooling through college didn't lead me anywhere near literature, but that doesn't mean i've been dumbed down or the lessons i went through in high school were any less meaningful.
     
  17. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn’t it be great if Apple worked on making Siri work instead of thinking up smart ass answers?
     
  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I find that little odd since I HAVEN'T read MacBeth and I know that quote.

    I thought this is one of those common-knowledge ones. Like, I know people who know what "Use the force, Luke" comes from even though they haven't seen Star Wars. I kind of thought this quote was on that level.

    I've never read nor seen that play and it's somehow in my head. So, no, I don't think anyone needs to have an interest in reading Shakespeare to have heard a thing or two about it. I certainly never have so I'm not criticizing anyone else about it either.
     
  19. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    http://bit.ly/sBDAXB

    /s
     
  20. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    maybe its just cause ive never used Evi but its telling you to search the interwebs just like siri wants too :confused:
     
  21. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    What a pretentious set of answers. God forbid he doesn't recognize a Shakespeare quote. It does not, by any stretch of the imagination, suggest he is uneducated.
     
  22. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile
     
  23. sulliweb macrumors regular

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    This. Plus, I always thought the whole "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" soliloquy by MacBeth was the take away quote from the play. I remember the scene where she said it, but not the specific line.

    Oh, well, I guess I got a college degree for nothing... Think I can get a refund? I could certainly put that money to other uses these days (given the expected iPad launch, etc.). ;)
     
  24. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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    I'll second that! Where do I sign up for my refund?

    I took a Bill Shakespeare class in high school but I couldn't place the quote immediately. I signed up for a class because of a girl. :eek:
     

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