I think I have this voice recognition thing figured out now. I hadn’t noticed that you can change the language settings!
I had it on American English, which made me sound like a drunken lunatic. But thanks to Tamakikat‘s sage comment I discovered that you can download other languages. First I changed it to A stray Liam Australian English which worked a little better, but British English seems to be the most accurate.
For me anyway. It doesn’t like Gareth very much! We both read out this random paragraph from the guardian as an experiment:
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Disciplining on film! Ooh er.
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I reckon Apple needs to fly a variety of Scots over to California and get working on this. You may recall that Siri cannae handle the accent either.
I kinda liked the surreal randomness of the American English dictations, maybe I’ll switch it back!