CNET, Chinese accent is NOT Singaporean accent

CNET Asia, you guys really dissappoint me. I saw this video of you guys testing Siri:

http://asia.cnet.com/videos/first-look-siri-and-asian-accents-45699808.htm

At first there was the Filipino accent, then Malay accent. Then a guy with distictively local Chinese accent tested the phone, and the caption reads “Singaporean accent.”

My reaction, had I been eating cereal.

Chinese accent = Singaporean accent??

Really??!!

And that Malay and Indian accents were not in any way “Singaporean?” I guess that Freudian slip clarifies the way you think, and how you look at others.

Mr John Chan, CNET Asia editor, you’ve really got some editing to do.

Tsk tsk.

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One thought on “CNET, Chinese accent is NOT Singaporean accent

  1. Hey, thanks for your comment. I did consider the wording when the video was being edited and thought it too wordy to put Singaporean Chinese, Singaporean Malay etc. Also didn’t want to write “Chinese” by itself as well, as that would be misleading. Appreciate your feedback.

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