This Polite Grandmother Makes Everyone Laugh With Her Online Search
Apple| | By Margo Gothelf
Google may not care whether or not you use “please” and “thank you,” but this grandmother refuses to forget her manners when using the popular search engine.
When Ben John went to use his grandmother’s computer, he noticed something quite funny in the search engine. His grandmother was looking for a numeral translation, however she was super polite when asking Google to find the answer for her.
In the search engine his grandmother wrote, “please translate these Roman numeral mcmxcviii thank you (sic).”
Omg opened my Nan's laptop and when she's googled something she's put 'please' and 'thank you'. I can't 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hiy2tecBjU
— Ben John (@Push10Ben) June 9, 2016
Ben John thought the request was super charming, so he tweeted out a screenshot of the search.
“It made me chuckle so I thought I’d take a photo and put it on Twitter for my friends to see,” John told BBC. “I didn’t expect so many other people to see it!”
The picture quickly went viral with other Twitter users commenting on how kind and cute his grandmother is.
— Bonnie Hawkins (@glambertgranny) June 15, 2016
Google even took notice and told him “No thanks necessary.”
No thanks necessary. 😊
— Google (@google) June 15, 2016
Dearest Ben's Nan.
Hope you're well.
In a world of billions of Searches, yours made us smile.
Oh, and it's 1998.
— Google UK (@GoogleUK) June 15, 2016
John explained that his grandmother rarely uses her laptop.
“She goes to a ‘silver surfers’ club at the local library to learn about computers and the internet, but she hardly ever uses her laptop,” he explained. “I asked my nan why she used ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and it seemed she thinks that there is someone – a physical person – at Google’s headquarters who looks after the searches.”
She’s probably the best mannered person on the internet!
Finally managed to get my famous Nan to take a picture with me! pic.twitter.com/DKgEZf5SiU
— Ben John (@Push10Ben) June 15, 2016