iPhone Users Have Found An Easy Way To Make Siri Curse
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Shortly after her debut in 2010, people have been having fun with Siri, Apple’s artificially intelligent helper on the iPhone.
She’s great. She can recommend a nearby pizza joint. She can do different accents. She even makes fun of the Browns. But iPhone users got quite the surprise when they discovered a new side to the family-friendly voice this week.
It turns out, you can get Siri to curse. All you have to do is ask your iPhone to define the word “mother.”
Business Insider broke the “news.”
After responding with the first definition, Siri will then ask, “Do you want to hear the next one?”
Then Siri will inform you that mother can be shorthand for “motherf—–,” a definition that counts as “vulgar slang.” We were able to replicate the Easter egg of sorts on Monday. A rep for Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Here’s Australian male Siri using the cuss word.
The phone appears to be pulling the definition from the Oxford dictionary — with the vulgar slang of the word popping up as the fourth definition listed. If it’s there, Siri will surely read it.
iPhone users around the globe are getting a kick out of the easter egg discovery.
Ask Siri what mother means and it gives you the correct definition. Then it asks you, “do you want to hear the next one?” If you say yes it says “as a noun it means, short for motherfucker”.
HOW DARE YOU, SIRI.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) April 29, 2018
Ask Siri to define “mother” twice. #apple
— Khaled خالد (@KhaledAlwaleed) April 29, 2018
Siri is SAVAGE todaypic.twitter.com/rXyLsIScY5
— brandon™ (@brandonnn11) April 29, 2018
Apple appears to have been quick to resolve the issue. I tried it on my iPhone 6 and got the following only:
Not sure if that’s bad new or good news. Either way, thanks for the laugh Siri. You’re still our favorite robot.
Josh Helmuth is a sports reporter in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory.