1/23/17 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to this week’s Things To Ask Alexa—formerly known as Stupid Alexa Tricks. The title of this feature was based on the Stupid Pet Tricks segment from the David Letterman show, but some readers took issue with anything implying Alexa is stupid and I have to say, I see their point. So without further ado, here are some things you can say to Alexa to get a funny or unexpected response.


Angry BBQ


Say the wake word followed by any of the following statements or queries.


Do you know Pig Latin?

Say something in Pig Latin.
Multiple responses.

Talk like Yoda.


Alexa Knows Her Messaging Acronyms

What does IMHO mean?

What does LOL mean?

What does AFK mean?

What does BTW mean?

What does YMMV mean?

What does TTFN mean?

What does TTYL mean?

What does PEBKAC mean?


For Adults Only
Alexa’s responses on the following acronyms include some bleeped-out curse words.

What does RTFM mean?

What does WTF mean?

What does FML mean?

What is rule 34?


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