NSFW: Siri spews curse word when asked to define ‘mother’

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With Mother’s Day coming up, you might be wondering what exactly it is to be a mother. Just don’t ask Apple’s pottymouth creation Siri.

Earlier today, members of Reddit’s Apple community (r/Apple) discovered the voice assistant gave a NSFW answer when you asked it to define “mother.”

Its first response for the definition of the noun was perfectly vanilla: “A female parent; a woman, in relation to her child or children, or a female animal in relation to its offspring.” But things got weird once users asked it for the second definition.

“It means, short for motherfucker,” the robo voice said without a hint of regret.

The first response was confirmed by multiple news outlets and iPhone owners throughout the day. Here is a video of the embarrassing glitch (reminder: NSFW).

Apple appears to have fixed the problem. When we tried to replicate the bug, Siri stated for its second definition, “As a verb, it means to bring up a child, with care and affection.”

Let this be another reminder to keep your talking technology away from children.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.