What is your first question for Cortana?

There’s a light-hearted conversation going on over in the Windows Phone Central Forums. WPCentral member Ankit Nawlakha is asking, “What is going to be your first question for Cortana?”

For those who may not know, Cortana is the newly announced intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator that will be released as a beta with Windows Phone 8.1.

So far there have been some rather interesting responses that include:

  • Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
  • Will you marry me?
  • Which came first the chicken or the egg?
  • What does the fox say?

You also have a few asking why the beta version will not be launched outside the U.S. and a few ‘is Siri jealous?’ questions.

For me, I’ll probably as “What’s your favorite Windows Phone website?” or maybe “What’s the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?”

But what say you? Head over this Windows Phone Central forums discussion and share what you may ask Cortana first.



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Were is master chief.

Toxid_Fox says:

I will ask "where is snowden?" maybe not first but atleast i will ask

dhaval88 says:

Too much attention on cortana instead of basic smart features like file manager and ability to easily share video and audio files .and also well know apps are still missing

Cortana is the main feature. Why not the attention...

Kaushik Dash says:

You can use Pocket File Manager. :)

+720! It does the job way better than any other app for me.

But I guess many don't buy it for its "Paid".

sosan says:

It is coming bro.. With an updated Onedrive app.

rockstarzzz says:

She replied that already

How to get cortana out of US regions

aemehran says:

I'm in Canada, so I won't get her here either? How about if I sign up for the developer preview program, will I get her then?

You just change you phone region to United States. You can find that option in Settings>Language+region

aemehran says:

Is that the "regional" or the "browser & search" that has to be changed? Cuz right now when I change "browser & search" to USA it gives me the extra Bing options right now which I usually don't have if the "browser & search" is set to Canada.

elderjlward says:

Will you call me Master Chief? :-)

Cecewp8 says:

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Why aren't you a face or even a hologram? Or why don't you sound like cortana?

akki20892 says:

To cortana: wanna make out.

Do you like my butt?

rockstarzzz says:

She likes big butt and she wont lie.

pierrerv says:

What are you doing in my phone? Are you creepy? Are you going to spy on me when I'm watching porn?

ymcpa says:

of course she is going to spy on you while watching porn. How else is she going to be able to give suggestion to find porn for your particular fetishes.

faida says:

What took u so long?

Reebs Reebs says:

Now that's a great question... if she answers it wittily, I'll be impressed!

Steven Curl says:

Probably something about being early. This is like 500 years before she was made...

sachin hegde says:

will i able to get cortana through developers preview, if i change my region to us.

Zulfigar says:

Supposibly yes, but we'll find that out for sure next week (if everything goes well from here on out).

pmich says:

Who are you wearing?  ...thatd be mine


mig1776 says:

Who's your daddy?

honeyrapper says:

Technically speaking..

Posted via the WPC App for Android!

my father...who's your daddy?!

BataBole says:

...and what does he do? xD

leadwrist says:

You mean, Who's your master chief? :)

Xpider_MX says:

You mean "your mother", she is Dr. Halsey.

When will u come to France ?

50000 says:

Hi Cortana, why are you US only?


You there??

theroyboy44 says:


Sh4mo says:

2015, a lot of noise for something we won't see untill next year. Nice.

Who really killed JFK???

exkerZ says:

The comedian. Remember?

HaibaneReki says:

+920 for The Watchmen reference

caliborn says:

LOL!  Nice one!

A895 says:


Posted via the WPC App for Android!

infosage says:

He didn't die. Johnson died him black and put him in a nursing home.

The Monarch says:

And then he died fighting a mummy with his buddy Elvis, right?

majohnny says:

What about being polite and just ask her how she's doing.

anvesh N says:

Cortana I love you :)

LSDigital says:

now I don't have to say I'm sorry :p

Erick Rada says:

"Me too, but i jus think you deserve someone more...Real"

amol071 says:

Do u even stand?

Oh wait

50000 says:

Hey Cortana, do you even international?

Nazir Taib says:

Who is the most handsome guy in the world

Ha gaaaaaaaaaaaay......jk :p

Bartdog says:

nice usage of the Senior Chang line

greedypnguin says:

Edward, this is not the place for an identity crisis

Edward Kang says:

This is the first question I will ask, doesn't mean I having identity crisis. ;)

SpaceyO says:

Who's your mother?


(Everyone asks her "who's your daddy")

theroyboy44 says:


Erick Rada says:

"Error 404: Answer not found"


BataBole says:

It would be I guess Melinda Gates xD

RyanAMG says:

I'm guessing it Lal.

SIDD_DEY says:

Where is MH370??

Cecewp8 says:


rockstarzzz says:

Insensitive to an extent but in beta she may just open up map view of Indian Ocean :(

RyanAMG says:

LMAO. May be inappropriate but still funny.

SIDD_DEY says:

Who know....she might say..."American Navy is a cry baby and wanted Chinese Nuclear Toy and hid it in deigo Garcia! you want me to find some diaper stores for American Navy?"

ahmedjan87 says:

When is the preview coming out ?
The question not for cortana though

CardozoRT says:

Cortana, tell me the lotary numbers!!

nickros182 says:

Cortana, tell me how to spell lottery!

CardozoRT says:

Wow, you're so smart and perfect cause you never made an error!! Cortana, please tell me how to be like this guy!!! Oh, and tell him that I don't give a F to his mother language...

sholokov says:

Awesome comeback! Lol

nickros182 says:

I'm not saying im smart I just couldn't resist the opportuity to say that. It was so perfect I apologize. No harm done.

Ljay 263 says:

Woah beast comebak!

jklier says:

Cortana can you locate a sense of humor for me??

majohnny says:

Let him joke, man. Stay calm, this is the interwebs. And if you don't give a fuck about his language, why are you reading and writing it then? I don't get all the hate..

CardozoRT says:

There's no hate there at all, it was a way to "show" him that everybody makes mistakes! By the way nickros182, no harm taken! Good mood it's all we need! And hey... GOD SAVE CORTANA!! :P

greedypnguin says:

Bro, do you even English?

CardozoRT says:

"Do I even English"...hmmmm...ok.

igorpaes says:

When you'll learn portuguese?

Português de Portugal! Porque Brasileiro está confirmado para o final do ano salvo erro!

Erick Rada says:


vafo says:

Portuguese Portuguese :) +1

Onde você viu esssa informação mano?

Julgo que foi aqui mesmo no WPCentral, mas sinceramente não tenho a certeza! :(

Aqui um pouco mais de detalhe www techradar com /news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/cortana-everything-you-need-to-know-about-microsoft-s-siri-rival-1183607

igorpaes says:

Pelo que eu vi, "outros países" terão suporte a Cortana só no ano que vem e ai, todo mundo está supondo que o Brasil ta no meio. Tomara!

That's funny. I don't speak Portuguese but I understand this.
Mario said "Portuguese from Portugal? Because the Brazil version has already been confirmed."
Cardozo said "Era Bom"... (didn't really understand)
Then former UFC champion Anderson Silva asked "where did you read that information brother?"
No translation, No Homo

greedypnguin says:

Captain Obvious to the rescue!

Do you even lift?

HaibaneReki says:

Y U NO speak Czech? =P

Psyk00 says:

Simple. "Do ANDROIDs dream of lag free experience?"

rockstarzzz says:

Cortana: That is when I save the universe, after 500 years.

lubbalots says:

Can I call you mother?

Dean McCrae says:

If I speak English with an American accent, will you understand me then?

Ha ha that's funny.

pazces84 says:

Who is your daddy? And what does he do?

rockstarzzz says:

Bill Gates, no big deal.

pr0phecy says:

When is the release of my Surface Phone?

OMG55 says:



Who Killed Humpty Dumpty!

dvda247 says:

Is my penis big enough?

emark858 says:

An African or a European swallow?

Chemilinski says:

If you have to ask, no.

Its a trick question don't answer it folks...

Xaphoon148 says:

When will you learn Norwegian ❓❔❓

saigon says:

What is the meaning of life?

Aniket Bhat says:

42. 42 is the ansswer to life and everything else.

Localhorst86 says:

42 is not the answer to the question "what is the meaning of life".

42 is the answer to the "Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything" which we don't know.

plugfire says:

LoL. She might use definition at as an answer.

life [lahyf] noun, plural lives [lahyvz] . 1. the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, ....

ymcpa says:

Well, there you go. The meaning of life is to not be dead (or inorganic).

when is Wp 8.1 COMMING?????


Nikhilarthan says:

What are u made of..??

adrian1338 says:

A lot of silicon - thats how we like our girls

ebradley says:

LMAO, silicon tit, ass, ...

Joeul_Ramos says:

Is it ever too late?

cdb033 says:

Will I ever be rich?

migueli2 says:

I'll ask: "When's your next update?" ;)

Kashyapjani says:

What's up babe?

iamincred says:

can i fuck u cortana

Aniket Bhat says:

She's just a VA, calm your penis.

rockstarzzz says:

Cortana: You are lonelier than a galaxy far, far away.

ymcpa says:

If you try you might get electrocuted.

what the meaning of my NAME "VITHICHUVAN"    :(


Lone Tech Warrior...

KFBradley says:

Make me a sandwich.

Will you marry me?

rockstarzzz says:

She isn't ready yet.

LSDigital says:

why would you want to marry a beta?

ebradley says:

To train. LOL

borasar says:

that's the only way he can remain the alpha :P

Boom! That just happened lol...

kb4000 says:

She has three answers to that question. One of them is something like this: Ok. I'll try to be more human and you try to be more digital.

court6714 says:

What happens if a kangaroo jumps into its own pocket? Will it banish into oblivion?

JHunsaker says:

Cortana, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Micah Dawson says:

Will he ever love me?
Haha jk

Tamer81 says:

Cortana: 'Men are pigs. They only love food and sex. So put on your sexy negligee and make him a freakin sandwich!

ericr42 says:

I was going to see if I could get her to participate in a heated dialog with Siri on a coworker's phone.

patiua says:

Haha! Nice One!

There is so much promise in this.

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Johnny Mok says:

But it is so hard to make them ask each others questions... The are programmed to give answers only...
Sounds good?

juanitoriv says:

Gotta do that!!

Tell my mother....I love her *dies*

Then the battery dies.

Reebs Reebs says:

That's hillarious. made me laugh hard.

7508887757 says:

Cortana how old you are

lerimer says:

Where is Malaysia Airlines flight 370?

Erick Rada says:

"The request you made just vanished into another dimension. Please, Try again"

ed1444 says:

Do you like Siri?

ed1444 says:

What's your favorite food

Jazmac says:

Probably something lame like, "so tell me about yourself". Or what is the weather in Newark, NJ.

shanawaj says:

Looks like some guys over here getting mad by posting dirty comments for cortana

LSDigital says:

Maybe they'll start getting condom ads :p

Raesu says:

What took you so long??

ed1444 says:

Do aliens exist?

birgs says:

30x499 cortana?

birgs says:

What is tremendous?

ed1444 says:

Are they ever bringing the Lumia 930 to the U.S? If yes, when

It's already there. Icon.

ed1444 says:

I dont want the icon or verizon. I want the 930 on tmobile or sprint or even at&t

scolab says:

what are you wearing?


ricbon says:

Who wins the Iron Throne

birgs says:

Cortana please read the news

Reebs Reebs says:

I have a feeling you'll be disappointed.  Is that really a feature?

Drehood says:

"Will Halo Wars 2 be coming to Xbox One?".

patiua says:

How fast can you learn extra languages???

WPJanssen says:

How's your Dutch?

bitz0071 says:

GTA 5 will be released on PC?

wetworker says:

Bi*$h where is my money?

Yash Khanna1 says:

Is siri jealous of you and what do you feel about it ?