Rants and Whimsy, Travelling and Poking About

Siri hates New Zealand accents

November 2, 2015

When Emma asked me to co-host the travel link up this month I began thinking about what I would write, and how I could make my travel link up posts better. The topic wasn’t my first choice, I’ll admit. I had no realΒ  idea of what I could contribute to “favourites” that would have a travel theme. But I really thought about, I let it mull and then I had a breakthrough!

Here’s the thing about me: sometimes I have questions. When I go to ask these questions, sometimes people say to me, “why don’t you just ask Siri?”

I’ll tell you why I don’t just ask Siri, it’s because she /he doesn’t understand a New Zealand accent. Even if you put your iPhone on the new(ish) New Zealand accent setting, it still doesn’t have a frigging clue what you’re talking about

So I made this video with my husband to illustrate our pain at having to actually type out our pressing questions. Why you hate us so much, Siri? Why? This is also representative of our everyday pain at having travelled to a far away place where no one understands us. I apologise in advance for my mangled vowel sounds and shrieking laughter.

Basically, this is a collection of my favourite things to say in a New Zealand accent, if you’re trying to confuse the duck out of everyone. Also, I’m aware that my iPhone is really old. I’m poor and nostalgic.

Please join the travel link up! You have until the 7th November 2015 to add your blog post to the Link Up by clicking the blue frog below. It just needs to vaguely relate to the topic of “favourites”. Once you’re all linked up we can be one big, happy family of bloggy readers, followers and sharers. It’s gonna be special!

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  • adales8

    HA! Where can you fix a broken dick? ;D x

    • My big worry is that one day I’ll need a sex beast and won’t be able to look it up πŸ˜‚

  • This made me laugh out loud. “Sex beast” – hahahaha!
    Great post. xx

    Ashleigh x

    • Obviously Siri gets a lot of “sex beast” questions…

  • Hilarious!! Hours of amusement πŸ™‚

    • Yes. It’s quite the entertaining affliction.

  • “That’s not very nice.” Oh, Siri. She should be a kindergarten teacher. Of sex beasts.

  • Your not on your own he doesn’t understand me either. Think of the hours of fun you could have however. This could be a little Christmas book of comedy for all your friends and family Lucy x

    • Does anyone seriously use Siri? It seems pretty pointless!

  • Hahha! This is just great πŸ˜‰ So funny!!

  • This was entertaining the watch!

  • I love how she replies that it isn’t nice! But it is funny!

    • I know right, it’s not my fault she keeps hearing dirty words XD

  • Tammy Paterson

    This is hilarious!!! ‘That’s not nice’ lol so good

  • This was so good! I laughed the whole way through

  • LondonKiwiEmma

    Siri is such a disappointing prude!

  • Siri: “That’s not nice”. I laughed! Seriously, though, you think she’d be better equipped to handle all kinds of accents.

    • I got the New Zealand accent update. As you can see, I’m not entirely sure what they updated πŸ˜‰

  • I’ve never got to grips with Siri – thankfully!

    • I just don’t see the point in talking to my phone. Easier to type!

  • HA! This is hilarious hahaha.


  • Gabrielle

    Oh God, this reminds me of the old bot on MSN that was meant to be a friend for users and yet inevitably became a punching bag after a few minutes…

    Also, congrats on being from New Zealand – I’m pretty sure that’s the highest honour!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • Haha, thanks. I didn’t have much to do with it. I was just born, and by the time I looked around and got my bearings, I found myself in New Zealand XD

  • I think I just died laughing. This was such a great topic – well done for suggesting it!

    • Haha, I didn’t come up with “favourites” per se, but I like to twist topics to my will πŸ˜‰

  • AHAHAHA. #NZproblems. Love this! Sex beast is undoubtedly the winner πŸ˜‰

    • Sex beast was a nice surprise. #ThingsINeverThoughtI’dSay XD

  • I am crying laughing!

  • Hahaha, where can I fix my diction? Very appropriate!! My favourite was ‘When I’ve found my hotel, how do I chicken?”

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

    • Everyone knows you chicken with sweet chili sauce. Silly Siri XD

  • This is amazing! Love your ‘judgemental bitch’ response – so funny!

    • Hehe, thank you πŸ™‚
      She really needs to sort herself out. I am her master.

  • This is brilliant, Siri also can’t handle Scottish accents I always have to get my other half to speak because he is much more eloquent that I.

  • I AM CRYING!!! xx