I love technology. I have an especially strong penchant for cell phones–I sometimes spend time watching unboxing videos of the latest gadgets, and I’ve attempted to write a comparison post over the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 a number of times, but can’t ever quite figure out where I stand.

But one thing I like a lot on both phones is the voice-to-text capability. Yeah, it’s been around for a while–especially on Google phones–but it’s still pretty awesome.


You can listen when I’m talking to you, for the love of potatoes!

But allow me a brief rant:


Seriously Apple/Siri. Get it together. I don’t exactly have poor diction – I pronounce the ‘T’ when I say “exactly” and I over-annunciate the syllables in “interesting.” But probably 50% of the time, Siri ends my sentences with “excavation point.”

Siri: What would you like to text to “Mom”?

Me: I’ll see you in a little while exclamation point

Siri: I’ve updated your message, it says, “I’ll see you in a little while excavation point,” are you ready to send?

Me: You have got to be $%^*ing kidding, Siri – how many times do we have to go over this?!

Is there some sort of archaeological company that has a contract with Apple for iPhones? Are there thousands of archaeologists using Siri to text their colleagues about the placement of their latest excavation points?

I mean, come on excavation point