As the Rick and Morty episode S2E10 starts the courier flaps brings Rick a wedding invitation from Birdperson and for some reason mistakenly ships Jerry to the sender.

This is how it goes:

Rick: What do you know about friendship, Jerry?
courier flaps: Confirmed, shipping Jerry!

I don't understand how this wrong order was inferred from what Rick said?

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You don't get it because you understand that Rick was asking a question to Jerry. The courier, however, took the words at face value and listened for command it was capable of responding to.

Rick: (What do you know about friend) ship Jerry
Courier: Confirmed, shipping Jerry!

It's just a really dumb AI who responded to a basic command without observing the context in which it was said.

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