Voice recognition features can be a great convenience when using a mobile device or when calling a toll-free number for customer support. It can also be frustrating if your words are not understood. I've been told I have a New York accent, but I don't notice it, even if I have lived in New York and New Jersey all my life. (I refuse to say New Joisey.)
For fun, I decided it was time to test out Siri on my iPhone before going to the supermarket. What song could be better to use than "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," penned by the Gershwin brothers (undoubtedly, these Brooklyn siblings didn't have an accent)? So what were the results? I know I cannot sing like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Brian Wilson, all of whom have recorded the song. Tomatoes ruled the day despite my so-called New York accent. The shopping list would look like the following:
Maybe I should just forget about it, or is that fuhgeddaboutit? Happy & Healthy New Year to all!!
Blog Author - Ken Felsher
With over 25 years of writing, editing, and research experience. I enjoy sharing with my readers my love of working with content on a variety of subjects.
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