I posted this on the Australian and New Zealand LT blog, with reference to my New Zealand accent, but I thought it was too funny not to post here as well. I’ve had some problems with voice recognition myself, but not as many as you’d think. Do any of you have strong regional accents that computers have trouble understanding?
This is an old skit, but it’s smart, funny, and brings up a good point about people speaking their own languages while in foreign countries. Sure, sometimes you don’t have any other choice, but… Anyway, just watch the video and tell me what you think in the comments.