Voice recognition. In a lift. In Scotland.

It’s Friday, so it’s time to lighten up.

I’ve been encountering a lot of Scottish accents recently. Then Mick forwarded this to me:

And on the subject of Caledonian comedy, am I alone in regarding BBC’s Still Game as the most underrated sitcom of recent years?

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  • Greenflag

    Any chance of subtitles and translation into Queenie’s English please ;)?

  • Michael

    There’s a story I heard from three or four different folks regarding a live demo of speech recognition software to some folks on the hill.
    The software misinterpreted ‘Northern Ireland’ and output it on the big screen behind the salesman.

    “Thank you for your kind welcome, it’s good to be here in normally violent.”

  • Prionsa Eoghann

    The first comedy is from an up and coming due and their antics pale in comparison to my fall outs with the voice recognition on my S-max. The weans were in fits at me tellin it “tae go eff itself” or having to affect an Anglo accent.

    I bumped into Boabby from still game on the other side of the bar in Sharkey’s in the gorbals, still got the same mullet………the prick! I thought ‘still game’ had been on throughout the BBC, I suppose if it had been some utterly pish English comedy then it would have. Anyway anyone checking out the series of the now split up duo (gonny no dae that) responsible would be well rewarded it is in parts hilarious especially the patter from the local Asian shopkeeper Navid and his wife.

  • It’s funny until it’s serious and it wastes public money – as in the Stormont lift and the choice of lift announcements in male, female, Ulster Scots or Irish.

  • joeCanuck

    I award the skit eleven out of ten.

  • I was half-expecting the punch-line to be, “There are only ten floors”.

  • joeCanuck

    I believe there were twelve. If they had only realized they could have gone to the top and walked down one flight. (I actually had to do that once when the button for my floor wouldn’t work.)

  • barnshee


  • On the subject of ‘funny things people send you by email’, I just got this one – it’s relevant here:

    A golfer is cupping his hand to scoop water from a Highland burn on the famous golf course at St Andrews .

    Suddenly, a groundskeeper shouts:  

    ‘Dinnae drink tha waater! Et’s foo ae coo’s shite an pish!’ 

    The golfer replies:  

    ‘Excuse me, my good fellow, I’m from England. Could you repeat that for me, in English, please!?’ 

    The keeper replies:  

    ‘I said, use two hands – you’ll spill less that way!

  • Greenflag

    LOL :)))
    Thats a keeper -I’ll have to work on the Scots accent a bit . The English accent is much easier to parody .