Gabel

Context: Betahaus cafe intercom system was calling out (in English) when meals are ready. All I could hear was “chicken garble garble bla bla”, so I strolled on up to let them know it was inaudible.

Me: “All I can hear is garble”
Cook: “Gabel? Hier ist eine Gabel!”
Me: “No, GARBLE, I can’t hear you!”
Cook: “Ja, ja, hier ist Gabel!”
Me:”No, GARBLE. The audio is bad, no one can hear you.”
Cook: “Ja! Gable ist hier. Siehst du?”
me: “Fuck”
Cook: “?”
me: “Was ist das?” (points to meal on counter)
Cook: “Das ist Frank” (meaning it’s Frank’s meal)
Me: “Danke schön :)”

My tummy is rumbling :P

Drunk Google

Go home Google, you are drunk. I viewed the page https://www.google.com/work/search/products/gss.html and got the German language. I couldn’t read some of it, so I changed to a UK based IP and the page wouldn’t load. So I tried a USA based IP and I got the following.

drunk-google

Basing languages off of geolocation is mind numbingly stupid. Don’t do it.

Update: I just noticed there is a select box at the bottom of the page which lets you force the language selection to whatever you desire.