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An 25-year-old Englishman opened his grandmother’s laptop to find, perhaps, the most polite Google search in history.
His grandmother, May Ashworth, asked the search engine to translate Roman numerals to Arabic for her with a “please” and “thank you.”
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 (@Push10Ben) June 9, 2016
“She thought that by being polite and using her manners, the search would be quicker,” her grandson, Ben Eckersley, told the BBC.
Social media went wild over the search with over 50,000 likes and 36,000 retweets of Eckersley’s post, but Ashworth said she was slightly embarrassed by it.
“I feel a bit stupid really ’cause I did it that way,” she told CBC News. “I thought, well somebody’s put it in, so you’re thanking them.”
Google and Google UK loved it.
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
As did many others.
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— Audrey Carter (@butterscotch744) June 15, 2016
@Push10Ben that is the CUTEST THING EVER ??
— martyn (@martynhett) June 10, 2016
@Push10Ben Your grandmother is adorable, a big kiss from Argentina ?
— Maira Rueda ABG (@MaiYuRu2) June 15, 2016
— Georgia Arlott (@GeorgiaArlott) June 16, 2016
Some thought her politeness might come in handy for self preservation purposes in the sci fi future.
— Andrew: Joshua 1:9 (@AJDorsey) June 18, 2016
— verlaine101 (@verlaine101) June 10, 2016
— Sam Warburton (@Economissive) June 15, 2016
— Metal Monkey (@nfabb1980) June 10, 2016
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