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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 real¬† 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.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj-cW0EvI50]

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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