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Generic Answers To Any Question

Okay, this should be a fun one.

So I’m all about AI, Chatbots and the like, but here I’m looking for something that does not use any of the above. So here it is...

As some of you know, I have built a Boxbot with my girlfriends granddaughter, and she will mostly control it with an iPad (no speech recognition or speech synthesis) . But here’s the thing. She also wants it to speak after I showed what her new robot can do using a PC and laptop (speech recognition, sayezb(), speech synthesis, etc).

Now, as she is using an iPad, I have set up a on connection to EZ-B script saying Hello Grace, I am now connected. I hope you are having a good day by recording a Windows speech synthesis voice using audio software and saving it as a sound file then putting that file on to a SoundboardEZB control. I have also done the same with a bunch of pre-recorded jokes using a GetRandomUnique() script and a mobile interface button to say these jokes through her robot/EZ-B.

So here is what I’m asking you guys... could you rack your brains and give me some suggestions for some generic answers to ANY question asked. The idea is that she or her friends can ask any question, the Random Answers with a random() script button would be pressed on the mobile app and the robot would would answer with something like...

I’m not sure about that

Let me think about that answer, and I’ll get back to you


I could answer, but it’s more fun to learn yourself.

I guess it’s similar to the magic 8 ball kind of thing. So anything you guys can think of would be a great help. Three things to remember though...

1.) The granddaughter and friends are 9 years old or there abouts, (so keep em clean, keep em keen (also, it’s a family friendly forum;) ) and mainly positive or neutral)

2.) these answers have to make sense to ANY question asked)

3.) The more generic answers... the merrier.

Thanks everyone. :)


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Maybe look at the magic 8 ball answers :)


I found this: http://www.ginifab.com/gift/magic_8_ball_sayings.html

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Thanks buddy. Only problem is when I tried to open the link on my iPhone, lol...

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Maybe it’s an over-seas thing. I’ll try it on my laptop later. From your advice though, I did a Google search and found a few useful ones about the 8 ball thing though. Thanks for responding though. :). If anyone else responds, it’ll be fun to see what they come up with.


Weird. Here’s what I see....

As I See It Yes, Ask Again Later, Better Not Tell You Now, Cannot Predict Now, Concentrate and Ask Again, Don't Count On It, It Is Certain, It Is Decidely So, Most Likely, My Reply Is No, My Sources Say No, Outlook Good, Outlook Not So Good, Reply Hazy Try Again, Signs Point to Yes, Very Doubtful, Without A Doubt, Yes, Yes - Definitely, You May Rely On It

Absolutely, Answer Unclear Ask Later, Cannot Foretell Now, Can't Say Now, Chances Aren't Good, Consult Me Later, Don't Bet On It, Focus And Ask Again, Indications Say Yes, Looks Like Yes, No, No Doubt About It, Positively, Prospect Good, So It Shall Be, The Stars Say No, Unlikely, Very Likely, Yes, You Can Count On It

Fortune-telling Answers for financial market

Everyone needs some financial advice now and then, give them a financial fortune-telling ball with your own answers, they will like this and call you for your true advice. try these Bear Market Ahead, Bull Market Ahead, Buy Now, Buy Pork Bellies, Buy Real Estate, Buy T-Bills, Change Brokers, Don't Buy on Margin, Go for It, One Word: Plastics, Out to Lunch, Pay Off Loans First, Ride it Out, Sell Half Now, Sell Now, Sell Real Estate, Start Own Business, Tech Stocks Hot, Think Precious Metals, Unclear Ask Again

Having trouble coming up with an excuse ? try these funny answers

24 Hour Flu, Abducted By Aliens, Amnesia, Car Trouble, Full Moon, Huh?, I Was Mugged, It's In The Mail, It's Not My Job, I've Got a Headache, Jury Duty, Kryptonite, Mexican Food, My Dog Ate It, My Fish Died, No Hablo Ingleses, Oprah, The Voices Told Me To, Traffic Was Bad, What Memo?

Inspirational responses

At Least I Love You, Brilliant Idea!, Half-Full, Have You Lost Weight?, It Can't Be All That Bad, Look On The Bright Side, Nice Job!, Nice Outfit!, Nice Try!, People Like You, Pure Genius!, That's O.K., The Sky's The Limit, Who Says You're Stupid?, You Can Do It!, You Look Marvelous, Your Breath Is So Minty, You're 100% Fun!, You're A Winner!, You're Good Enough......

Some sarcastic answers

As If, Ask Me If I Care, Dumb Question Ask Another, Forget About It, Get A Clue, In Your Dreams, Not, Not A Chance, Obviously, Oh Please, Sure, That's Ridiculous, Well Maybe, What Do You Think?, Whatever, Who Cares?, Yeah And I'm The Pope, Yeah Right, You Wish, You've Got To Be Kidding

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That’s cool, thanks DJ.

I had a look through a found a few that I can use. Nice one.

Thanks again. :)


The issue with the link is that the forum software converts every link to Https whether you enter it that way or not. DJ trying to keep us safe. But not every site has an Ssl version, so you get that error. Just remove the "s" from https in your browser and the link will work.


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Thanks Alan, worked a treat. :)

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Just wanted to thank DJ for the 8 ball link. I found it very helpful as it gave me the ideas to adapt the answers.

I think asking for generic answers to ANY question my have been a big ask. So with the 8 ball idea, I have gone with only using Yes/No questions. I have put a load of answers into a random script and used a mobile button labelled "Random Yes No". Ask the robot a question, press the mobile button and it will give one of many random "Yes", "No", or "Not sure" answers.

Only tried it briefly, but it was kinda effective with some interesting and fun results. I think the granddaughter will be pleased with it.

Thanks again.