We’re all familiar with Siri’s issues by now. While the iPhone 4S – and the Siri personal assistant feature that comes with it – has been selling like crack-laced hotcakes all around the world, Siri is still mostly US-centric. Siri is limited to giving you driving directions for US streets, and will currently only recognize the English language. But it doesn’t end there. Evidently, Siri also has a problem with certain accents, as a lot of Scots have discovered. To demonstrate, someone put out this YouTube clip, illustrating just how frustrating it is to talk to Siri when you have a thick accent. [video after the break]
Just a note before hitting ‘Play’: Language. If you can’t shoo away the kids or you’re at work, it’s probably best if you plug in a headset before playing the clip.
Have you experienced the same problem? Talking slowly helps. But then again, if you have to resort to talking unnaturally, you might be better off just using your thumbs.
The video was inspired by this article from the LA Times that highlighted the Scots’ problems with Siri.