A Grand Mother from Britain is suddenly popular across the globe for being too polite to Google, the World’s Most Popular Search Engine. 86-year-old May Ashworth who loves watching TV wanted to know when programmes were made. She took the Roman Numerals shown on the show’s credits. To know when it was made, she resorted to Google’s help.
She logged in to her laptop and typed “Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you.” Her grandson who is visiting her found this search on Google autofill and tweeted a photo of his grandmother’s polite search on Google which went viral. Google UK and Google’s main Twitter also responded.
Google UK tweeted, “In a world of billions of searches, yours made us smile.” Google’s main Twitter account too responded with “Dear Grandma, no thanks necessary.”
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