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Truth be told before you try your luck with Alexa saying profane words out loud, it’s not going to happen. There is no official method as Amazon doesn’t allow any rash or foul words. As soon as it detects a word like that, it automatically flags it. As you might already know, all you hear is a censored beep as soon as Alexa tried to speak the word. If you’re thinking nothing actually works, hold onto that thought as I’ve found a few workarounds that you may like. So without further ado, here’s how to make Alexa swear using your Amazon Echo devices! Let’s jump right in.

Make Alexa Swear Using Echo Devices

1. Alexa Announcements

Although Amazon introduced announcements with an aim to create an ecosystem for multiple Echo devices across your house. Consider it more like a personal announcement system for your house. For example, you can use it to tell everyone the dinner is ready, to get ready quickly when you’re getting late for a trip, and so on. For us, the announcement feature comes in handy, as you can use cuss words like, moron, d***, A**h***, etc. which Amazon still allows.

If you use the voice command, ‘Alexa announce x’, it records your voice and plays it as is. So, if you don’t have a problem with a voice memo, go ahead and use the voice command.

To use the announcement feature, you can either say “Alexa, announce x” where x is the message. Another way is through the Alexa app. To do that, Open the Alexa app from the main menu, tap on make an announcement from the home screen. Now, simply type the phrase/word you want to hear which will instantly play on your Alexa devices. Easy, right?

2. Samuel L. Jackson

If you often use Alexa to tell a story, ask for weather details, set alarm, and more, now you can add an extra personality with the Samuel L. Jackson Alexa skill. The skill will cost $1.99 and once you purchase it, you get an option to keep the language clean or dirty. We all know how dirty Jackson can get!

When you set the language to explicit, it’ll use a mix of both clean and explicit words. You can easily enable or disable this option. To enable/disable, simply say, ‘Alexa, turn the explicit filter on/off’.

3. Allowed Cuss Words

As I’ve already mentioned, making Alexa swear is tough as it is extremely efficient in detecting foul words. I’ve tried using certain words but some were a hit on one day and a miss on the next. Still, there are tons of cuss words that Amazon doesn’t censor, such as d***, c**p, and more. Rather than putting words here, you can go ahead and search it on Google as you’ll get a far more comprehensive list of cuss words as compared to what my mind can hold in one go. Next, start trying it out with Alexa and see what works and what doesn’t. I know trial and error is a lengthy process, but it’s a great workaround.

4. Similar Sounding Words

This trick is similar to the previous one but in this case, we’re trying to find words that sound similar to other swear words. For example, f*** is a word that’ll always be censored. So instead of that, we can use, fug, fuk, etc. You get the idea right?

This fulfills our aim as adults will be able to easily understand what is being said. Moreover, younger chaps in the house will not be able to figure it out directly, making it a safe bet. I’m sure since you’re reading this, it’ll be easy enough for you to make up these words in an instant. If you still need a helping hand, simply use this website to find words that have the same consonants and sound similar.

5. Simon Says

Simon has always played his part as our own personal parrot. It repeats what you say as it is, but not in this case. The stringent Amazon policy works well with this skill too, so you have to rely on other similar-sounding words or allowed cuss words that we discussed in the points above.

If you haven’t used Simon says before don’t worry as it’s pretty easy. All you have to say is, ‘Alexa, Simon says x’, with x being the word or phrase you want to repeat. That’s it.

6. Amazon Alexa Skill Blueprints (Custom Q&A)

Skill Blueprints allow you to make custom questions and answers that Alexa can respond to. The process is simple and makes Alexa respond using the personalized response you feed in. So, let’s see how it’s done.

1. To make a custom question, go the Skill Blueprint page and select Custom Q&A > Make Your Own.

2. Type the question in the When you say: Alexa, and the answer in the Alexa will say: option. Once you’re done, click on Create Skill on the top right corner to finish.

For example, When you say: “Alexa, is Siri better?
Alexa will say: Fook You.

It will take a few minutes before you can actually use the custom question feature. In addition, you can delete or edit these responses anytime you wish. Keep in mind that you cannot add adult words as a question or answer. So the only option is by using similar-sounding words as we did in the previous methods. Moreover, the question is restricted to 10 words at the max.

Closing Remarks: How to Make Alexa Swear

I’d suggest you refrain from using swear words at all and especially in front of the kids. Foul words and profane content do not do good to anyone. If you’ve kids in the house, listening to foul words will encourage them to use these in real-life conversations. If you still plan to go ahead, I think using your announcement command with your voice is the best possible way, provided it adds a personal touch to your curses when spoken in your voice.

Truth be told before you try your luck with Alexa saying profane words out loud, it’s not going to happen. There is no official method as Amazon doesn’t allow any rash or foul words. As soon as it detects a word like that, it automatically flags it. As you might already know, all you hear is a censored beep as soon as Alexa tried to speak the word. If you’re thinking nothing actually works, hold onto that thought as I’ve found a few workarounds that you may like. So without further ado, here’s how to make Alexa swear using your Amazon Echo devices! Let’s jump right in.

Make Alexa Swear Using Echo Devices

1. Alexa Announcements

Although Amazon introduced announcements with an aim to create an ecosystem for multiple Echo devices across your house. Consider it more like a personal announcement system for your house. For example, you can use it to tell everyone the dinner is ready, to get ready quickly when you’re getting late for a trip, and so on. For us, the announcement feature comes in handy, as you can use cuss words like, moron, d***, A**h***, etc. which Amazon still allows.

If you use the voice command, ‘Alexa announce x’, it records your voice and plays it as is. So, if you don’t have a problem with a voice memo, go ahead and use the voice command.

To use the announcement feature, you can either say “Alexa, announce x” where x is the message. Another way is through the Alexa app. To do that, Open the Alexa app from the main menu, tap on make an announcement from the home screen. Now, simply type the phrase/word you want to hear which will instantly play on your Alexa devices. Easy, right?

2. Samuel L. Jackson

If you often use Alexa to tell a story, ask for weather details, set alarm, and more, now you can add an extra personality with the Samuel L. Jackson Alexa skill. The skill will cost $1.99 and once you purchase it, you get an option to keep the language clean or dirty. We all know how dirty Jackson can get!

When you set the language to explicit, it’ll use a mix of both clean and explicit words. You can easily enable or disable this option. To enable/disable, simply say, ‘Alexa, turn the explicit filter on/off’.

3. Allowed Cuss Words

As I’ve already mentioned, making Alexa swear is tough as it is extremely efficient in detecting foul words. I’ve tried using certain words but some were a hit on one day and a miss on the next. Still, there are tons of cuss words that Amazon doesn’t censor, such as d***, c**p, and more. Rather than putting words here, you can go ahead and search it on Google as you’ll get a far more comprehensive list of cuss words as compared to what my mind can hold in one go. Next, start trying it out with Alexa and see what works and what doesn’t. I know trial and error is a lengthy process, but it’s a great workaround.

4. Similar Sounding Words

This trick is similar to the previous one but in this case, we’re trying to find words that sound similar to other swear words. For example, f*** is a word that’ll always be censored. So instead of that, we can use, fug, fuk, etc. You get the idea right?

This fulfills our aim as adults will be able to easily understand what is being said. Moreover, younger chaps in the house will not be able to figure it out directly, making it a safe bet. I’m sure since you’re reading this, it’ll be easy enough for you to make up these words in an instant. If you still need a helping hand, simply use this website to find words that have the same consonants and sound similar.

5. Simon Says

Simon has always played his part as our own personal parrot. It repeats what you say as it is, but not in this case. The stringent Amazon policy works well with this skill too, so you have to rely on other similar-sounding words or allowed cuss words that we discussed in the points above.

If you haven’t used Simon says before don’t worry as it’s pretty easy. All you have to say is, ‘Alexa, Simon says x’, with x being the word or phrase you want to repeat. That’s it.

6. Amazon Alexa Skill Blueprints (Custom Q&A)

Skill Blueprints allow you to make custom questions and answers that Alexa can respond to. The process is simple and makes Alexa respond using the personalized response you feed in. So, let’s see how it’s done.

1. To make a custom question, go the Skill Blueprint page and select Custom Q&A > Make Your Own.

2. Type the question in the When you say: Alexa, and the answer in the Alexa will say: option. Once you’re done, click on Create Skill on the top right corner to finish.

For example, When you say: “Alexa, is Siri better?
Alexa will say: Fook You.

It will take a few minutes before you can actually use the custom question feature. In addition, you can delete or edit these responses anytime you wish. Keep in mind that you cannot add adult words as a question or answer. So the only option is by using similar-sounding words as we did in the previous methods. Moreover, the question is restricted to 10 words at the max.

Closing Remarks: How to Make Alexa Swear

I’d suggest you refrain from using swear words at all and especially in front of the kids. Foul words and profane content do not do good to anyone. If you’ve kids in the house, listening to foul words will encourage them to use these in real-life conversations. If you still plan to go ahead, I think using your announcement command with your voice is the best possible way, provided it adds a personal touch to your curses when spoken in your voice.

Trouble dozing off? Your Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device can play sounds, music, stories, and guided meditations to send you off to dreamland, and then turn them off as you snooze with an Alexa Sleep Timer.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, meditation apps are always an option. But if you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can also turn it into a sleep aid. Place your Alexa device near the bed and turn to skills that will play soothing sounds, offer guided sleep meditations, play restful music, or tell you a bedtime story.

Open the Alexa app on your mobile device. Tap the More icon in the lower right and select Skills & Games from the sidebar. Tap the search icon in the upper right and search for “sleep” to find a host of sleep-inducing skills. Now let’s look at some specific skills to assist you in your quest for a good night’s slumber.

Sleep Sounds by Sleep Jar

Sleep Sounds (Opens in a new window) offers a host of different sounds designed to lull you to sleep. Choose from a vast array, including rain, a train, crickets, wind, a shower, wind chimes, a whale, a waterfall, a lake, and seagulls. (A full list is on Amazon.com and the Sleep Sounds website (Opens in a new window) ; get it sent to your Alexa app by saying “Alexa, ask Sleep Sounds for a list.”)

To hear a specific sound, say “Alexa, ask Sleep Sounds for [name of sound],” such as “Alexa, ask Sleep Sounds for ocean waves” or “Alexa, ask Sleep Sounds for fireplace.” Alexa then plays your chosen sound. The skill does try to sell you a premium subscription, but if you can get past the marketing pitch, you’ll find a lot of soothing sounds here.

Relaxing Sounds

Similar to Sleep Sounds, Relaxing Sounds (Opens in a new window) will play a variety of sounds, such as ocean waves, a babbling brook, a rainforest, frogs, pink noise, windy trees, rain on a tent, dripping water, a blizzard, an owl, cicadas, and loons.

To learn all the sounds, check the skill’s Alexa page or say “Alexa, ask Relaxing Sounds for a list.” To hear a specific sound, say “Alexa, ask Relaxing Sounds for [name of sound],” such as “Alexa, ask Relaxing sounds for windy leaves” or “Alexa, ask Relaxing sounds for a boat ride.” You can also say “Alexa, ask Relaxing Sounds for a random sound,” to let the skill pick a sound.

Sweet Dreams: Sounds & Meditations for Sleep

Sweet Dreams (Opens in a new window) is a skill that will play either sounds or short meditations. For a sound, say “Alexa, ask Sweet Dreams to play [name of sound].” You can hear rain, surf, a stream, a forest, a canyon, a desert, or a brook.

For a short meditation, say “Alexa, ask Sweet Dreams to play [name of meditation].” Here, you can opt for meditations such as “Falling Asleep,” “Soften and Relax,” “Breathing in Waves,” and “Review the Day.” Each meditation runs for a certain number of minutes and provides guided steps for deep breathing and other actions designed to calm your mind and body.

sleep w/ me

The sleep w/ me (Opens in a new window) guided sleep meditation offers just one meditation, but it’s a soothing one, complete with a comforting voice that takes you through deep breathing. Say “Alexa, play Sleep meditation.” The 18-minute meditation starts off by prompting you to lie down and listen to the sound of the person’s voice. After asking you to take three deep breaths, the voice gently helps you relax in your quest for sleep.

Guided Sleep Meditation: Ultimate Deep Relaxation

With the Guided Sleep Meditation skill (Opens in a new window) , a calming voice helps you combat insomnia by providing a soothing and reassuring meditation. Say “Alexa, open Guided Sleep Meditation” to begin, and the skill will end on its own so you don’t need to manually turn it off or set a timer.

Sleep by Nature Made

The Sleep by Nature Made skill (Opens in a new window) offers two types of routines to help you fall asleep. Say “Alexa, open Sleep by Nature Made.” The narrator asks whether you would like a visualization or nature sounds. Make your choice, and the audio starts up. If you opt for visualization, the nature sounds automatically follow and last for 60 minutes.

Yoga Nidra For Sleep

Yoga Nidra is designed more for relaxation than sleep. However, the Yoga Nidra for Sleep skill (Opens in a new window) can help calm your mind and body to put you in a restful state before sleep. Say “Alexa, open Yoga Nidra Meditation.” A voice starts off by asking you to inhale and exhale while counting backwards. The meditation continues for 20 minutes, after which time you hopefully will feel more relaxed and restful.