Barbra Streisand Gets Apple CEO to Correct Pronunciation of Her Name

News   Barbra Streisand Gets Apple CEO to Correct Pronunciation of Her Name Siri will now say the entertainment icon’s surname correctly.
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

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Vulture reports that the entertainment icon, currently in the midst of a limited summer tour, has been unhappy that Apple’s automated personal assistant/knowledge navigator mispronounces her last name. Instead of saying, “Strei-sand,” Siri says, “Strei-zand.”

“[Siri] pronounces my name wrong,” Streisand told NPR, “ 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.… [It's] Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach. I’ve been saying this for my whole career.”


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