Google picks up ’Strayan accent

Internet search giant Google has released a new Australian version of its voice function that includes Australian slang and better articulation of tricky Australian place names than some of the locals.

Using its Android mobile software, users can now say “Okay Google, where’s the nearest Maccas?” and the software will direct you to the closest American fast food establishment. Other slang terms include the likes of “Brissie”, “servo” and “Woolies”, to name a few.