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Siri will pick your Halloween costume if you just ask

Own an iPhone? With just over a week before trick-or-treating, a little computer voice in your pocket is just bursting to offer up costume suggestions.

Halloween is a little more than a week away, what do you mean you don't have a costume yet? Not up for sexy ebola, or sexy Ken Bone? If you have an iPhone, there's a whole candy bowl full of suggestions right at your fingertips.

Just grab your phone, hold down the Home button, and say, "Siri, what should I be for Halloween?" It turns out that Apple's virtual assistant has been programmed with a variety of different answers, some of which are funny, some punny, and very few practical. Hey, what do you expect from a computer program, anyway?

OK, this one could work for a lazy person.

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A spacey suggestion from Siri.

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British Siri ("put the willies up?" is a bit of a grammarian, apparently.

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Siri, you crack us up.

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Dr. House would have appreciated this bit of computer humor.

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Siri would like you to play doctor.

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Siri is a bit of a space nerd.

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It's tough to try things on when you're Siri.

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Wherever Siri lives, they must have those mattress stores we do that are always having sales.

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This costume would give your wrists good exercise.

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Aye, aye! Siri would like to team up for the holiday.

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Bring your own parrot, Siri.

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Maybe Siri is a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants.

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This costume sounds difficult.

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Aw, this is our favorite Siri costume suggestion. Might just take her up on it.

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Don't mind if I do, Siri.

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