Apple users found that asking Siri to define “mother” twice suggested a vulgar response.
When the user asked for an alternative definition of the word, as of Sunday morning, Siri responded: “As a noun, it means “Mother-Auntie.”
In Reddit’s Apple community, color reactions were initially noted, and on Saturday visitors suggested that the iPhone owner ask Siri for an alternative definition of “mother”.
One commenter wrote: “The weirdest part is that when you swear to her, Siri is so cautious.” Others find that Siri’s embarrassing reaction is incomprehensible.
“I didn’t know what she was talking about. I had to change it to American English to get any clues,” wrote a poster. Australian iPhone users have similar responses.
Ars Technica suggests that this response may stem from the definition of “mother” in the Oxford Dictionary, which includes “motherf — er” as an alternative definition of vulgar slang used as an abbreviation for “mother” as a curse.
Amazon recently solved a glitch with its Alexa speech recognition program that caused the Echo device to randomly send out what some users call “creepy” laughter. Amazon stated that these devices incorrectly instruct other phrases as laughing.