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Microsoft's phone messaging system turns 2 letter first names into U.S. states.

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Are you named Al?  Are you named Ky? If you're got a Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging system that's reading your name out of Active Directory then in it's automated messages you'll hear "please leave a message for Alabama [lastname]" or "please leave a message for Kentucky [lastname]." I have yet to determine if this can be turned off.

 

I'm wondering how far up this idiocy extends. Does it expand country names as well as the names of U.S. states? Does Bo Diddley become Bolivia Diddley? 

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For years, the National Weather Service's automatic broadcasts have read the abbreviation 'NE' (for 'north-east') as 'Nebraska'. 

 

"WINDS EAST TO NEBRASKA AROUND 20 KNOTS"

 

I can't imagine how confusing it would be for someone who lived near Nebraska...

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I always understood that the plains states were windy. Just typing the query into Google reveals the most windy states are #1 Nebraska, #2 Kansas, #3 South Dakota, #4 North Dakota, and #5 Iowa.

 

 

So I'm not surprised to learn wind from around the world involves NE.

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