Before you type it out angrily: no, this isn't news. But it is a little bit funny and, following some of the horrible news of the last few days, we could all enjoy a bit of a laugh.

Especially considering this particular laugh is not at anyone's expense but at the expense of YouTube's automated captioning system.

The auto-caption seems to have trouble understanding the New Zealand accent.

As a result, an innocent video tutorial from Mitre 10 on how to restore your deck to its former glory becomes more salacious, at-least-PG-rated content.

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Mitre 10's YouTube channel is actually fairly educational, if you turn off the distracting auto-captions. Photo / YouTube
Mitre 10's YouTube channel is actually fairly educational, if you turn off the distracting auto-captions. Photo / YouTube

The company says it is aware of the issue.

"YouTube obviously has an interesting interpretation of the Kiwi accent, which can catch people and machines out from time to time," a Mitre 10 spokesperson says.

The automated captions make the DIY video a lot more interesting. Photo / YouTube
The automated captions make the DIY video a lot more interesting. Photo / YouTube

"We'll be looking into options to review the YouTube auto-captions to make sure they are an accurate reflection of what's being said on screen."