How will accents fare with the increasing role of voice-recognition technologies in our smartphones, computers, kitchens and yes, elevators? Well, obviously not too well for those with Scottish accents. Check out this video to see how much of a problem it can be, and laugh while you watch!
In the world of film, an elevator can be a wonderful source of comedy and drama. An elevator is something many people use every day, whether this be in an apartment building, at work or at a shopping mall. People share elevators with others, with which naturally comes a whole heap of awkwardness – you have to stand in a big metal box in complete silence, waiting impatiently for the elevator to reach your floor, all the while trying to hold in that big fart you’ve been holding in ever since you stepped foot through the automatic doors. With all of this natural tension, it’s of little wonder that cinema has latched onto this everyday experience. [Read more…]