1. Language Barrier

    Siri Doesn’t Do Scottish

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    Siri and Scotland are separated by a common language. The debut of Siri, Apple’s new virtual assistant, gave rise to a meme as excited customers tested out the new voice-recognition software. Except in Scotland, where the assistant appears unable to understand the Scottish brogue. A puzzled Siri responds to “What's the weather like today?” with “What's available in Labor Day?” Another request to “create a reminder” is greeted with a straight “I don’t understand,” and finally “I don't know what you mean” by “create Alamain.” Nevertheless, the new iPhone has sold well in Scotland.

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