What is it with the Scotsman and ‘slang’?

‘Gie it laldy’ – how Alexa is learning Scottish slang

And award-winning BBC sketch show Burnistoun sparked knowing laughter with their memorable modern take on it when they introduced two Scottish office workers to a lift operated by voice recognition, and followed their exasperated attempts to get to the 11th floor.

“Amazon’s Alexa is teaming up with language expert and Countdown broadcaster Susie Dent to add hundreds of alternative British regional words and phrases to Alexa’s vocabulary. Edinburgh residents have been asked to speak to Alexa in their natural dialect as much as possible… Amazon’s Alexa had asked 2,000 Brits about regional dialects and found a third of people admitted to changing the way they speak to be understood by the device”.

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