100 Word Challenge: Accent

I talk to my smartphone and it talks back.

The problem is that my phone, Siri, doesn’t always comprehend what I say.

Recently, I learned that I can send voice-to-text messages. I’m like a kid in a candy store with this new gadgetry. (My previous phone couldn’t do this.)

Sometimes though, those messages get a little garbled. I’ve learned that I need to e-nun-ci-ate while speaking to Siri.

Apparently words like “check,” and “vac,” and “clips” are too much to transcribe. They come out, “tech,” “back,” and “eclipse.” I won’t try to describe what became of “burrito.”

Either my southern drawl is popping up when least expected to mutilate my vowels, or I am eliding my consonants again. Whatever the problem, autocorrect has nothing on what mangled verbiage Siri comes up with.

Perhaps the problem isn’t me. Perhaps it’s that I’ve set Siri to speak in an Australian male accent and he doesn’t understand my spoken American English.

“I love talking in an American accent. Even though it hurts my face after a few hours.” ~ Rebel Wilson

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “accent” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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