Feb. 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM ET
Siri, the virtual assistant built into the iPhone 4S, can be pretty darn helpful (and hilarious) thanks to its voice-recognition capabilities. But unfortunately, it has a big weakness: Scottish accents.
As a report in the LA Times explains, while Siri may occasionally struggle with even the most common Midwestern accents, it is basically helpless when faced with a thick Sottish brogue. Not even speaking extremely slowly seems to allow those who hail from Scotland to communicate with the virtual assistant.
The LA Times' Henry Chu explains that this issue has led a lot of folks to post videos of themselves to "show the world what happens when irresistible accent meets immovable assistant."
One such video — which, according to its description, was inspired by Chu's article — demonstrates Siri's Scottish weakness in the most hilarious of ways. It was made by Canadian writer and comedian Gavin McInnes, who is probably best known for being one of the founders of Vice Magazine.
You can take a look at the video clip itself on YouTube. It's hilarious, and well worth embedding, but the number of F-bombs dropped by McInnes was so great, we felt it best to say "NOT SAFE FOR WORK," and then link out to it.
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