Amazon Alexa is a family-friendly voice assistant, which means it neither uses nor does it condone the use of strong language and profanities, for the most part. However, you can still get Alexa’s goody-two-shoes virtual assistant to use cuss words and crudities almost at will. So today, we will show how you can make Alexa swear using a few easy tricks.
Make Alexa Swear with Ease
It is important to realize that Alexa doesn’t officially use any profanities. However, in this article, we will describe some workarounds that you can use to trick the software into becoming a potty-mouth. The methods will work on both the Alexa mobile app and on Echo devices. So without any further delay, let’s check out how you can make Amazon Alexa use swear words and profanities.
1. Alexa Announcements
Possibly the easiest way to make Alexa swear is by making it ‘announce’ something with a curse word of some description. Of course, the most egregious profanities are still off-limits, but it still allows some PG-rated ones, like moron, ass****, d***head, etc. To do that, you issue the voice command: “Alexa, announce John Doe is a moron” (or something a little vulgar).
Of course, you can also do it from the Alexa app by going over to “Communicate -> Announce” and typing in your NSFW announcement. The voice assistant will read out whatever you type and broadcast it across your house. You need to be careful while using this feature and not blast profanities in your kids’ room.
2. Samuel L. Jackson Voice Skill
Amazon introduced the Samuel L. Jackson Alexa voice with only a few commands and responses back in 2019. It has since added 30,000 new phrases, including five times the explicit content, as well as a custom wake word. Of course, it is a premium feature that will cost you $4.99 but brings some of the most hilarious profanities from the thespian in his indomitable style.
After making the purchase, make sure to turn off the explicit filter (Settings -> Music -> Explicit Filter) to get started. Afterward, every time you ask Alexa to issue a reminder for something, expect Sam Jackson to say: “I’m not reminding you of $hit.” Of course, Alexa is still going to remind you of $hit, but it will use swear words while at it.
Check out Samuel L. Jackson Alexa skill ($4.99)
3. Simon Says Skill
The ‘Simon Says’ skill is yet another tried and tested way to make Alexa repeat swear words. Once again, the crudest of swear words are off-limits, but you can get around that by using phonetically similar words, like using ‘faq,’ ‘fudge,’ or ‘faulk’ instead of the f-word.
To get some inspiration about dirty-sounding words that might pass muster with Alexa, check out RhymeZone, which offers a ton of similar-sounding options.
Check out Simon Says Alexa skill (Free)
4. Custom Q&A with Amazon Blueprints
Amazon announced Alexa Skill Blueprints a couple of years ago to help users create their own custom Alexa responses for any query. As you’d expect, folks soon found out that they could use it to make Alexa use swear words. They could now make the assistant respond to decent queries with seemingly foul-mouthed tirades by using similar-sounding words.
For example, you could ask it – “Alexa, do you think I’m funny?” and it will reply with “I don’t fooking think so.” Now that is priceless, isn’t it?
Make Alexa Swear on Your Echo, Android or iOS Device
Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant has thousands of skills in its repertoire, including those to control any smart IoT device, setting timers, weather updates, creating lists, reading out the daily news, and more. While it is generally a very prim-and-proper family-friendly assistant, you can turn it into a foul-mouthed degenerate using our tutorial above. So go ahead, try out these methods and let us know which ones worked for you the best.
If you have any workarounds to turn Alexa into a potty-mouthed assistant, let us know in the comments, and we will try them out as well.