Standard BBC English here
These things never understand me either.
When using Google maps, my occasionally says "Sorry, I did not understand" - but I always to my best to turn off any voice anything, because I have never
known one to work.
The most annoying is the AVR used by banks. After asking you to say a number, it repeats it back to you and rarely gets as much as one digit in three correct.
Then it asks if it was correct, and you reply "NO" it assumes that you meant "YES".
In fairness, I cannot understand a lot of Americans on TV. I only discovered what "crosswalk" means after extreme harassment from Google's reCaptcha,
and today I was told what a popsicle is. If I am going to learn another language, Spanish is higher on my list than American - and so are Shona and
But I am OK with Glaswegians, but my grandfather grew up in Edinburgh, and I once had a Glaswegian girlfriend.