Voice Activated Lift In Scotland

Submitted by: LordJim 3 months ago in Entertainment Funny


That's 'Elevator' for those on the other side of the Pond :)
There are 13 comments:
Female 5,065
Typical. I cant talk to my Samsung tv. It cant understand me. To get anywhere, we have to try an American accent, but that's not much help either. Good news though, my iPhone can understand me!
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Male 6,042
I spent a week in Scotland, I don't think I could say "pardon me" , "excuse me" , "what did you say" more than i did that week.  

There is a great rolling lilt to the speech, but it was very hard to understand, particularly after a few pints.  I can normally perform a passable English accent, but i cannot do Scottish.
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Male 7,254
daegog How's your Irish accent?

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Male 1,381
squrlz4ever 

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Male 7,254
punko LOL! I read this twice and was puzzled. Read it aloud and LOL'ed. Thanks, Punko!
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Male 1,209
Now THAT was funny!!
And the accents aren't even that strong...I spent part of the summer of 86 with my Uncle and Auntie in Aberdeenshire...even Billy Connolly admits he scratches his head in confusion when listening to a native Dorric speaker.
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Male 911
buttersrules Aye, the local dialect which I was brought up with is a somewhat  diluted version of Dorric but when I hear it spoken properly it's like foreign language to me.
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Male 7,254
That was great.
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Male 911
Burnistoun is a great comedy, it had some excellent sketches. "Deek-bone" roundabout and "Something in the basement" in particular.
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Male 1,381
My Dad has a terrible time with voice recognition systems.  He still has his English accent, and most North American systems have trouble with it.

Funny enough, when I affect an accent (of any particular region) I can screw up the VR nicely.  

And professionally speaking, voice recognition for any public service is idiotic
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Male 1,209
punko not just in the US...when I call numbers in Australia that use a VR menu, I have to alter my accent. Even though I was born here, my parents and older siblings are from Yorkshire, and most of the family friends growing up were also from the north of England...I spent some time in my early teens in Yorkshire, as well, and whilst there, they considered I had a strong Australian accent, but in Au, most people easily identify the (northern) English influence in my speach, to varying degrees. There's enough of that influence in my speach patterns that VRs crack the shits when I speak (eg, soft U, 'oo', elongated vowels, and the ubiquitous semi palatilsed "T'postrephe").

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Male 43,270
I'm told the Scots have mixed feeling about global warming 
'cause they can sit on a mountain and watch England drown.
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Male 492
Funny stuff LordJim.....keep em' coming........:)
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