Bar­bra Streisand teaches Siri a les­son

Malta Independent - - ENTERTAINMENT -

A tweak to Siri’s pro­nun­ci­a­tion of Bar­bra Streisand’s name will be head­ing to Ap­ple prod­ucts soon.

The US singer com­plained the vir­tual as­sis­tant was pro­nounc­ing her sur­name in­cor­rectly.

“I called the head of Ap­ple, Tim Cook, and he de­light­fully agreed to have Siri change the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of my name, fi­nally,” she said on Week­end Edi­tion.

Streisand said the sec­ond syl­la­ble of her name should be pro­nounced with “a soft S, like sand on the beach”.

Siri cur­rently pro­nounces the singer’s name as “StreiZAND”. The next Ap­ple up­date is due on 30 Septem­ber.

“So let’s see if that hap­pens, be­cause I will be thrilled,” Streisand told the US show on Satur­day.

The singer is cur­rently on tour for her new al­bum, En­core: Movie Part­ners Sing Broad­way.

In 2014, Streisand cre­ated US chart his­tory by be­com­ing the first artist to score num­ber one al­bums in each of the last six decades.

She is one of just a few to have won all four ma­jor US en­ter­tain­ment awards - an Os­car, Emmy, Grammy and an hon­orary Tony.

Streisand has also en­joyed an il­lus­tri­ous film ca­reer which be­gan with 1968’s Funny Girl, for which she won an Os­car.

Her other films in­clude The Way We Were, What’s Up, Doc? and the Meet the Par­ents se­quel, Meet the Fock­ers.

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