Whether youâre bored and wasting time or actually need help with a task or a question, Siri can be an iPhone ownerâs best friend. The digital assistant has a beloved sense of humor, thanks to the writers working behind the scenes at Apple HQ. Theyâve added plenty of jokes and fun responses to Siriâs repertoire. And theyâve even equipped her to help you answer the age-oldÂ question: What should I be for Halloween?
The functionality has actually been available at least since 2015 (and Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s back in 2011). But that shouldnât make Siriâs suggestions any less welcome this year, particularly if youâre struggling to figure out what to wear to that Halloween party.Â Below, check out some of the hilarious suggestions that Siri will offer if you ask for her help coming up with a costume idea.
Thereâs no telling what order Siri will offer her suggestions in if you ask her âWhat should I be for Halloween?â multiple times. But when we asked her, she started off with an idea that sounds simple enough. Siri suggests,Â âYou could go as an eclipse. Just dress in black and stand in front of things.â
This one is perfect for Star Wars fans â especially those who donât want to shell out for the increasingly elaborate (and extravagantly expensive) costumes you can find online. Siri suggests that you should âDress up as a bird, take a selfie, and go as the Millennial Falcon.â If you want an excuse to make your selfie game a vital part of your costume, this is the costume for you!
Another Halloween costume suggestion youâll appreciate if you love puns as much as Siri does? Sheâll sometimes suggest,Â âYou could dress up like chapstick and tell people youâre âthe balm.’â You may not have much luck finding a lip balm costume at your local party store. Fortunately for you, the community of Yahoo Answers has already brainstormed some options.
If youâve spent any time asking questions of Appleâs digital assistant, then you know that it wouldnât be a conversation with Siri if you didnât get a dose of technology humor. She quips, âYou could put on surgeon scrubs, hold some instruments, and tell people youâre an âoperating system.’â TouchĂ©, Siri.
Siri has more suggestions that relate to the iPhone! She sometimes answers, âPersonally, I think âintelligent agentâ would be an excellent choice. For those not in the know, âintelligent agentâ refers to a piece of software â including applications like Siri â that âsearches, retrieves and presents information from the Internet.â Weâre not entirely sure how youâd dress up like Siri, but weâre sure sheâd be flattered if you tried!
Still not sure youâve found the right iPhone-related Halloween costume? Then you might appreciate Siriâs next suggestion, which seems perfectly suited to anyone who routinely forgets to update iOS (or MacOS, for that matter). Siri suggests, âYou could place a calendar on your head and go as an update.â
Joking about iPhone usersâ reliance on Siri to help them navigate around unfamiliar territory (or even their own hometowns),Â Siri suggests that you could dress up as a pirate.Â âYou could be a pirate,â Siri suggests. âIâll be your co-pirate.â Weâll admit, Siri does make an excellent co-pilot.
Weâre not entirely sure how youâd turn this one into a costume â but thatâs probably the point. Ask Siri, âWhat should I be for Halloween?â enough times, and eventually, sheâll answer, âThe scariest thing I can think of. A human hypothetical question.â
Linguists and mathematicians alike will probably like this answer. âPut on a little pointy hat, and go as a circumflex,â Siri suggests, referring to the ^ diacritical mark placed over vowels in many languages (and in mathematics). Fortunately, this costume would probably be pretty easy to put together!
Surprisingly enough, the circumflex isnât the only diacritical mark that will come up when you discuss Halloween costume ideas with Siri. âPut on a little round hat, and go as an inverted breve,â Siri will suggest. Like the circumflex, an inverted breve is probably a sufficiently obscure Halloween costume to ensure that few people will guess the joke. But if you prefer to be a fly on the wall at Halloween parties, maybe thatâs exactly what you want.
In the mood to protest something? Why not let your friends know that gravity is keeping you down? Siri suggests, âJump up and down, over and over, and shake your fist. You can tell people youâre antigravity.â Definitely one of her more clever suggestions!
Want to show off your knowledge of deep-sea creatures? Then when Siri suggests, âHow about a Tasselled Wobbegong?â sheâs probably speaking your language. This shark is known for hiding out on the ocean floor, where it serves as an âambush predator.â This flat and well-camouflaged shark waits for prey to swim a little too close â and then it strikes.
When Siri suggests, âBe a sign wiggler! Itâs such a lively way of communicating,â she might be talking about the workers who stand outside shopping centers, spinning signs that usually advertise furniture sales or mattress liquidations. Or, if our Google search results for âsign wiggler costumeâ are to be believed, she could be talking about the âair dancersâ or âtube menâ you see outside of car dealerships â which, surprisingly enough, Target has a costume to imitate.
Depending on her mood (or, more accurately, the luck of the draw), Siri may offer you some life advice along with her Halloween costume suggestions. âJust be yourself,â Siri told us. Maybe she was just tired of answering the same question, over and over again.
Another great piece of life advice you might get when you ask Siri what you should be for Halloween? She might tell you that you should be, âWhatever youâve always wanted to be.â Maybe you can start with the Halloween costume and then change your career plans accordingly.
Physics nerds, listen up: This one is for you! Sometimes, Siri will suggest that you âGet some teeny, tiny tool belts and go as a quantum mechanic.â We think thatâs a pretty clever way to express your enthusiasm for the branch of physics that deals with the behavior of light and matter at the atomic and subatomic scale!
Siri also suggests, âYou could be a disembodied voice.â Weâre not entirely sure how to pull that one off. Maybe Siri has some ideas? Or perhaps she could turn to a fellow intelligent assistant â like Samantha in Spike JonzeâsÂ Her â for some creative ideas.
Siri has a few one-word answers, some of which are more helpful than others. (She sometimes just answers, âBoo!â Funny, perhaps. But not particularly insightful.) On other occasions, Siri may answer simply, âPlankton.â Itâs a random suggestion. But you could probably find a way to pull it off! Maybe Siri is aÂ SpongeBob fan.
Siri also offers up the suggestion of what might be the most classic Halloween costume in the bookâ Be a ghost,â she suggests. âAll you need is an old spreadsheet.â We love her twist on this classic costume, which has a longer (and darker) history than most trick-or-treaters probably realize.
Ask Siri, âWhat should I be for Halloween?â enough times, and youâll get a few perplexing answers. Sometimes, sheâll reply that you should dress up as âA Wonder Person.â If youâre wondering exactly what Siri means by that, youâre not alone. Perhaps sheâs trying to offer a more inclusive superhero suggestion than saying you should dress up as Wonder Man?
If youâre the kind of person who likes dressing up as a food item each Halloween â no judgment â Siri has you covered! âGrab a pillow, some cardboard, and a brown t-shirt, and youâre sâmore. Sâmore or less,â she jokes. We like it!
Finally, Siri has a suggestion that will probably only appeal to developers who build apps for Apple devices. âWear an eyepatch, talk to a virtual parrot, and say youâre YARR-Kit,â Siri suggests. Scratching your head? Donât worry, so were some users on Reddit, who finally figured out that Siri seems to be making a joke about ARKit, a platform that enables developers to build augmented reality apps for iOS.
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