Another instance happened in 2013 when Siri offered another offensive definition for the word "retard" and the Russian version of Siri had responded negatively to queries with words "gay" and "lesbian".
Siri, like many other mobile voice assistants, is there to help you with a wide range of things. For this to work, you have to specifically ask Siri to "Define the word mother" instead of simply saying "Define mother".
From telling jokes to giving hilarious responses, it's well-known that Siri has quite the sense of humor. Siri then asks if she should read the second definition, and when prompted to do so, she replies, "As a noun, It means short for motherf***er".
But as it turns out, if you aren't satisfied with the first definition and keep asking for more, this is what you're going to hear: "As a noun, it means short for 'motherf*cker'".More news: Volkswagen's ex-CEO charged in U.S. for diesel cheating
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The glitch is apparently spread across pretty much on all iOS devices, starting from the iPhone 5S to the latest iPhone X and iPads, as well as on computers running macOS. Also, it is stated in the dictionary that the word is of vulgar slang. It is said that Siri is getting the definition from Oxford Dictionary. But the "vulgar slang" definition is actually the fourth listed, according to our screenshot, not the second definition.
At the International Business Times India office, we gave this a spin to see if Siri can really get so insensitive, and it did.
Apple didn't suddenly program Siri to speak in vulgarities. Case in point - scores of people have begun asking it to define the word mother. For added fun, switch the voice accent to Australian or British (Settings Siri & Search Siri Voice).