Big news in Harper’s Valley; La Casa de Harper was burglarized (burgled?) recently. More about that another time other than to say no one was hurt.
One of the consequences of being a burglary survivor, at least in my case, is I had to/was able to replace my phone. Somewhere in Harper’s Valley, some hoodlum (“life’s cheap to that sort”) is trying to figure out how to unlock their ill-gotten iPhone 4 so they can access the Wi-Fi at whatever Starbucks is closest to their criminal lair. Meanwhile, back at Casa de Harper, I am learning all the new bells & whistles associated with the iPhone 5.
One of the first things I’ve discovered; and I will leave it to the reader to ponder why this would be one of the first things I’d discover; is that when I change Siri’s language from “English (United States)” to “English (United Kingdom)”, not only does it speak with a British accent but with a male voice. That’s an improvement.
Unfortunately, since I do not speak with an accent indigenous to the UK, Siri misunderstands things I say because the pronunciation is not what he/she is expecting. I could change it back to English (US) but I think, rather, I’ll see if I can learn to affect an English accent. I remember Madonna went through a phase like that. People made fun of her but she did it without such a compelling reason.