Apple’s AI assistant Siri is well-known for offering us solutions and answers whenever we need them. It can be funny while it’s also helpful, but some answers it offers aren’t really the most appropriate ones. Some Reddit users have recently discovered that even an innocent question like asking for a definition can take a funny yet offensive turn.
Siri gave an unexpectedly NSFW definition for a seemingly innocent word
Asking Siri the definition of “mother” is probably the last think you would think about. Some people tried it and received the most unexpected answer they could get. Even if the word is an innocent one, it can have various meanings, so Siri is programmed to ask the user if they want to hear the next results.
If you’re planning to ask the same question and hear more definitions, make sure there’s no one around. The second answer offered by Siri is as NSFW as it is unexpected. Some Reddit users from the subreddit r/Apple have discovered the interesting answer and made it public. It turns out Siri will tell you that “mother” is “short for mother****r”.
After hearing this, various Apple users have started asking the voice assistant the same question. Even after trying on various iOS versions, the answer stood the same. It seems Apple hasn’t got the chance to work on it yet, but we are definitely waiting for a response.
Apple isn’t entirely to blame for the situation
As expected, such strong language couldn’t go undetected. While many users were amused by the answer, even more expressed their outrage at the situation. Some of them couldn’t understand how the word escaped all filters and managed to get listed among Siri’s possible answers.
However, don’t put all the blame on Apple. Whenever you ask Siri for a definition, it gets its sources from the API of Oxford’s Dictionaries. If you look up “mother”, you’ll see the exact same definition listed as second. Apple couldn’t have known of it, so the situation got a little out of control.
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