Barbra Streisand called Apple CEO because Siri mispronounced her name

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand has a bone to pick with Siri, and it’s personal.

In a recent interview with NPR, the Oscar winner discussed her ongoing frustration with the computer programmed personal assistant.

“She pronounces my name wrong,” she told host Scott Simon. And for good measure, the actress got a bit phonetic to clear up any further confusion.

“Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach,” the Funny Girl star instructed. “I’ve been saying this for my whole career.”

The legendary icon then revealed that she took matters into her own hands in order to set Siri straight.

“And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook,” she said,”and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on September 30th.”

How do you pronounce Barbra’s name — StreiZAND? or StreiSAND? Sound off below!

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  1. Lisa • August 23, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

    I’ve literally always said StreiZAND…gonna be hard to train myself out of that one

  2. Kirsty • August 23, 2016 @ 12:23 PM

    Take her down, Babs!
    Also, I say ZAND. I think that’s how Duck Sauce pronounces it in their jam, so I’ll go with that.

  3. CDubya • August 23, 2016 @ 12:48 PM

    A name pronounciation issue! Because it’s her, the world must stop to fix it. O..M…G. I’m sure SIRI might say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious incorrectly. Disney, hurry call and get it fixed! It’s a freaking computer voice. Who cares.

  4. Lee • August 24, 2016 @ 4:17 PM

    This bitch reminds me of Ron Pearlman when he played
    in the tv series Beauty and the Beast
    Christ she’s got Ugly

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