Interesting Fact - Tone of Voice

Just to prove that your tone of voice really matters, supermarket chain Tesco is replacing the “irritating and bossy” female voice on self-service tills. Instead shoppers will hear a “friendlier, more helpful and less talkative” man.

(How about getting rid of the things altogether?)

The Sun came up with a translation of what this machine talk really means:-

Unexpected item in bagging area. Translates as "Are you trying to nick something."
Approval needed. Translates as "A surly teenager will be over to check you're old enough."
Please wait for assistance. Translates as "We will come over when we can be bothered."