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  1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    "can you find me details for Saxon Primary School" should DEFINITELY NOT come back as "I can't find details for sex in primary school, do you want me to search the web for that".......yeah, why not Cortana, cause I really want to spend a few hours getting to know what the inside of my local police station looks like....

    And while we're on the matter of understanding local dialect......I'm looking for Louis office.....not Louise office, which you'll never find, primarily because I don't know anyone called Louise, although my wife now refuses to believe me....thanks for that too

    Damn!!!
    06-17-2014 03:04 AM
  2. rQvsnaps's Avatar
    hhahahaha :D
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    06-17-2014 03:10 AM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Aww man sorry , that conversation is hilarious :p
    Umm what should I say she is still in beta and Microsoft is trying hard to improve her further with updates.
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    06-17-2014 03:11 AM
  4. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    Lol!
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    06-17-2014 03:11 AM
  5. mikeycl's Avatar
    Note to self. DO NOT ask Cortana any questions that could be easily misinterpreted, especially ones involving educational institutes.
    06-17-2014 03:40 AM
  6. dKp1977's Avatar
    LOL! This one really made my day. :D

    Seriously though, Cortana is still in beta and not officially launched outside of the US yet as far as I know. I believe once it's launched in the UK, she'll be able to properly understand you guys. :)
    That being said, I'm having a hard time getting her to understand my German flavored English too. ;)
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    06-17-2014 03:44 AM
  7. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    Here cortana always show: Bill gay - what did the suck say '-'
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    06-17-2014 04:21 AM
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    06-18-2014 02:00 AM
  9. Jcmg62's Avatar
    [video]http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2014/elevator_accent_scottish/[/url]
    Lolololol :-)))) Brilliant. I'm Scottish but in fairness Cortana does a pretty decent job of understanding me.....sometimes. I'd love to see how the geniuses at MS are going to crack the Gaelic accent. You think Scottish is bad, wait until the first Welshman asks Cortana for directions to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
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    06-18-2014 08:49 AM
  10. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Lolololol :-)))) Brilliant. I'm Scottish but in fairness Cortana does a pretty decent job of understanding me.....sometimes. I'd love to see how the geniuses at MS are going to crack the Gaelic accent. You think Scottish is bad, wait until the first Welshman asks Cortana for directions to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
    I wish to test the Cork accent on Cortana =\ Hope it will not require an additional region setting :)
    06-18-2014 09:55 AM
  11. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    I'm Brazilian and British accent is gorgeous!
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    06-18-2014 10:10 AM
  12. Lumiamike's Avatar
    Try asking Cortana abot the film Alysium... i gave up lol
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    06-22-2014 02:48 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    "can you find me details for Saxon Primary School" should DEFINITELY NOT come back as "I can't find details for sex in primary school, do you want me to search the web for that".......yeah, why not Cortana, cause I really want to spend a few hours getting to know what the inside of my local police station looks like....

    And while we're on the matter of understanding local dialect......I'm looking for Louis office.....not Louise office, which you'll never find, primarily because I don't know anyone called Louise, although my wife now refuses to believe me....thanks for that too

    Damn!!!
    Finally we know why Microsoft released it US only...
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    06-22-2014 02:59 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    FWIW, I got the same answer from Cortana that you got re "sex in primary school" and I am in the US, not the UK. I also have a strong Midwestern US accent, which tends to be the preferred US accent for TV news reporting. General American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    06-22-2014 03:05 AM
  15. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    FWIW, I got the same answer from Cortana that you got re "sex in primary school" and I am in the US, not the UK. I also have a strong Midwestern US accent, which tends to be the preferred US accent for TV news reporting. General American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    try the weastern/central new york STATE accent.
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    06-22-2014 03:37 PM
  16. David P2's Avatar
    Lolololol :-)))) Brilliant. I'm Scottish but in fairness Cortana does a pretty decent job of understanding me.....sometimes. I'd love to see how the geniuses at MS are going to crack the Gaelic accent. You think Scottish is bad, wait until the first Welshman asks Cortana for directions to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
    Or goes the whole hog and tries Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch...
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    06-22-2014 03:44 PM
  17. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    This will be one of the key challenges in rolling out Cortana world-wide, not just in English, but in every other language, as regional dialects can be quite thorny. In a narrow strip of eastern Wisconsin (but nowhere else), a water fountain is called a "bubbler." If Cortana ever gets that right, I will be amazed.

    Even more thorny are the local nicknames for places that do not show up in any map.
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    06-22-2014 07:07 PM
  18. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    This will be one of the key challenges in rolling out Cortana world-wide, not just in English, but in every other language, as regional dialects can be quite thorny. In a narrow strip of eastern Wisconsin (but nowhere else), a water fountain is called a "bubbler." If Cortana ever gets that right, I will be amazed.

    Even more thorny are the local nicknames for places that do not show up in any map.
    I guess it's mostly about voice recognition, not some lack of vocabulary, since I think it's the less difficult part in Cortana.
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    06-22-2014 07:25 PM
  19. TheJoester09's Avatar
    lol, the other day my wife needed an ethernet cable, and I knew where one was at home, but I was at school when she asked me about it. So I said "when I get home, remind me to find an ethernet cord," and Cortana said "Ok, when you get home, I'll remind you to buy internet porn."
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    06-22-2014 07:32 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    lol, the other day my wife needed an ethernet cable, and I knew where one was at home, but I was at school when she asked me about it. So I said "when I get home, remind me to find an ethernet cord," and Cortana said "Ok, when you get home, I'll remind you to buy internet porn."
    That just about made me spit my coffee on my keyboard! LOL
    06-22-2014 11:48 PM
  21. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    lol, the other day my wife needed an ethernet cable, and I knew where one was at home, but I was at school when she asked me about it. So I said "when I get home, remind me to find an ethernet cord," and Cortana said "Ok, when you get home, I'll remind you to buy internet porn."
    Hehe naughty cortana :D
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    06-23-2014 12:26 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hehe naughty cortana :D
    I asked Cortana the same thing, and I got the proper response (ethernet cord).
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    06-23-2014 12:30 AM
  23. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I asked Cortana the same thing, and I got the proper response (ethernet cord).
    windows phone 8.0
    06-23-2014 12:36 AM
  24. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Haha this one is super cool
    06-23-2014 12:37 AM
  25. Jcmg62's Avatar
    FWIW, I got the same answer from Cortana that you got re "sex in primary school" and I am in the US, not the UK. I also have a strong Midwestern US accent, which tends to be the preferred US accent for TV news reporting. General American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    LOLOLOL :-) .......see, it's not just us Scotty's that have an issue with dialect misunderstandings.......personally I think it's because Cortana enjoys our misunderstandings.....evil programmers :-)
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    06-23-2014 04:59 AM
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