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Barbra Streisand Asks Apple to Change Siri's Pronunciation of Her Name

Barbra Streisand Asks Apple to Change Siri's Pronunciation of Her Name

Barbra Streisand isn’t a big fan of how Siri says her name.

In fact, the 72-year-old entertainer actually called up Apple to have them change it to the correct pronunciation.

“She pronounces my name wrong,” Babs told NPR. “Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach. I’ve been saying this for my whole career. And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on Sep. 30.”

She added, “So let’s see if that happens because I will be thrilled.”

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  • j b

    Have to wait and see but they might might not change it just hoping that she will die soon.

  • illumina

    Siri does need lessons. I’ve noticed that she does not understand the photographer Diane Arbus’ name which is pronounced Dee-ane.

  • Gina

    You got too much time on your hands, boo.

  • 55vineyard

    Look, I am sure this is a dumb question, but since I do not own any Apple products, who or what is Siri?

  • plez

    Siri is like an assistant in your Iphone. She can make calls or write and send an email. Ask Siri a question she will answer it. Ask her how to operate something in your phone she was give you instructions.

    BTW what a DIVA act by Barbra.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    and Sia as Saya.

  • Olaf_the_Lofty

    Hitherto I have always pronounced it “Stry-sand”. From now on I will be extra careful always to say “Stry-sand”.