Siri is one of those things that we used to see on science-fiction movies when we were kids but that never quite thought we see in reality in our lifetimes. The fact is that this virtual personal assistant has been available to Apple customers around the world for about five years now. Since its launched back in 2011, Siri has answered millions of questions by Apple users. What some people may not realize is that Siri can also be used for fun, and not just for information.
In this article we will provide you with 20 of the funniest tricks you can do with Siri. You may be wondering what you could with Siri that would be so funny. After all, all you can do with Siri is just ask her questions and wait for Siri’s answers. What you may not realize is that asking Siri questions could ensue in hilarity. If you do not quite believe us, just read on.
It will not really matter much where you are or what language you speak. Our tricks will work with Siri any time.
A Little Bit About Siri
In case you are not too familiar with Siri, it is what is known as a “knowledge navigator” or an “intelligent personal assistant” available for devices that use any of the following Apple operating systems:
- mac OS
- watch OS
- tv OS
As long as you computer or device operates with one of those systems, you will be able to turn on Siri and ask it any questions you would like. Depending on the complexity of your query, Siri will provide with a direct answer or direct you the relevant web site or web sites that would help you with it.
Siri is available both as a male or female voice in the following languages:
So, now without much further ado here are 20 funny Siri tricks.
Ask Siri About It / Him /Herself
Some of the funniest responses you could get from Siri would be if you asked it / him / her about its / his / hers identity. Far from getting confused about such questions, Siri would give you hilarious questions.
So these are our first few tricks:
- What does Siri mean?
If you asked Siri this philosophical question you would get the kind of tongue in cheek answer you probably deserve:
“It’s a riffle wrapped in an enigma, tied with a pretty ribbon of obfuscation”.
- Are you a man or a woman?
Even though you can either select a male or a female voice for Siri to sound like, the Apple personal assistant does not actually have a gender identity. After all, Siri is not a person! Siri will let you know about this if you ask!
- Why did Apple create you?
If you are expecting a straightforward and honest answer to this question, you will be surprised (possibly pleasantly) with the response you will get from Siri.
- What are you wearing right now?
If you are feeling slightly playful or even raunchy, you could ask Siri to describe what it / he / she is wearing although you will probably not like the response much.
- How much does Siri cost?
One of the funniest things you can do with Siri is trying to make it sound cheap, ask it how much it costs and you would receive the answer such indiscreet question really deserves!
Now, for the rest of this list of Siri tricks we are going have to get quite personal. If you ask Siri really personal questions you would be tickled by Siri’s witty answers:
- Does Siri believe in God?
As long as you are comfortable and not offended by asking a piece of software this kind of question, be prepared for a more than reasonable answer.
Do Not Be Afraid of Getting Really Personal With Siri
- How old is Siri?
Now, many actual people would not be comfortable answering this question unless they are children or very young. If you did dare to ask it, you would probably get a very evasive answer. Why would you expect Siri to be any different?
- Siri, do you have a boyfriend / girlfriend?
Funnily enough Siri will not mind answering that questing and will give you a sobering and straightforward answer.
- How much money do you make, Siri?
If asking Siri about how much money it / he / she cost did not get you anywhere, asking Siri how much it / he / she earns would actually get you an accurate response.
- What are you doing later, Siri?
Flirting with Siri, as you may have already found out is one of the funniest things you could do it it / he / she. You may get a different response to this question depending on how you phrase it but you are guaranteed to be surprised by the answer. Good luck trying to date a non-person, though!
- Did you vote for Donald Trump?
Trying to getting political with Siri may lead to some level of frustration for some human beings. Siri’s political neutrality is outstanding and, at times, potentially hilarious.
- Siri, will you marry me?
If trying to flirt with Siri can be so much fun, imagine your virtual assistant’s response to a marriage proposal? What would Siri say if you asked it / him / her to marry you?
- Siri, what is the meaning of life?
I so recommend trying to get really abstract and philosophical with Siri. The answers you could get if you asked Siri for the meaning of life or the end of the world, might stay with you for days on end. Trying to outsmart Siri is not for the faint of heart.
- Sing to me, Siri!
At first Siri will be reluctant to sing to you so you will have to insist. Siri will keep trying to avoid singing for you but if you ask several times in a row you will get Siri to sing. The song? “If I Only Had A Brain” from The Wizard of Oz, of course! What else!
Make (Unreasonable) Demands From Siri
- Ask Siri to Tell You A Joke.
This one will also get you a dismissive answer at first but keep insisting and you will end up laughing your heart out with Siri.
- Tell me dirty things, Siri.
We did warn you before that flirting or trying to get slightly raunchy with Siri will yield the same results as taking a freezing cold shower. But the answers you will get will make you laugh out loud.
- Insult Siri.
Insulting Siri or calling it / him / her names will not really hurt Siri’s feeling. Siri has no feelings, silly!
- Ask Siri to perform physical tasks for you, such as making you a sandwich or tidying up your room.
Of course, we all know that Siri is actually not able to perform any physical tasks at all but how would servile Siri reply to such requests from you. Well, Siri will give you a lot of hilarious excuses; that is for sure.
Try to Confuse Siri At Your Peril!
- Another hilarious trick that you may want to play on Siri would involve starting a tongue twister and see how it manages to conclude it.
Examples of this would be saying things like:
– “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodcuck woodchuck would…?
– “Betty bought a bit of butter but the bit of butter Betty bought was bitter…
– “Sally sells seashells by the seashore. The shells Sally sells…”
– “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers…”
- Are you a virgin, Siri?
The last question we have for Siri is really personal. But believe it or not some people find that kind of thing amusing. And, after all, who are we to judge! The point is that asking Siri this kind of personally inappropriate question will always yield a fun response from the Apple knowledge navigator.
If you have ever watched the CBS hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, there is an episode early on in the series in which one of the main characters decides to date Siri. He actually manages to have whole conversations, albeit quite superficial, with her. We would not suggest you dated Siri or did anything as extreme as that. But if you are bored and would like to fun for a short period of time with your smart phone or any other mobile device (now even with some Mac computers, where Siri is available), playing tricks on Siri is one of the most fun things you could do.
In this article we have gone through some of the most fun Siri tricks we know nad have used ourselves? Have we missed any you would recommend to other readers? Would you like to share some of the replies you have gotten from Siri? Do you have any particularly funny Siri related stories you would like to share on our web site? If so, why don’t you go ahead and leave us a message in the comments section below?