Grandson Shares Grandmother’s Polite Google Search
Grandson shared his grandmother’s polite google search early last week on Twitter, and it had everyone on social media wanting a Nana just like his.
Ben John, a 25-year-old in Wigan, England, was visiting his grandmother, May Ashworth, on June 9 to do his laundry, according to the BBC. When he opened her laptop he saw that she had left a Google search page open.
“Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you,” Ashworth, 86, asked Google.
Omg opened my Nan’s laptop and when she’s googled something she’s put ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. I can’tpic.twitter.com/hiy2tecBjU
— Ben John (@Push10Ben) June 9, 2016
The less tech-savvy grandmother told her grandson that she had been watching a TV show earlier, and the year it was made was in the Roman numerals.
Grandma “couldn’t work out from the credits when it was made, so she put the numerals into Google,” John told the BBC.
“It made me chuckle so I thought I’d take a photo and put it on Twitter for my friends to see. I didn’t expect so many other people to see it!”
Since John’s tweet has gone viral both Google, and Google UK responded to the polite search on Twitter.
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
According to John, his grandmother hardly uses her computer.
“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,” John said. “She thought that by being polite and using her manners, the search would be quicker.”
Many Twitter users unaimously agreed that Ashworth put a smile on their face.
— (((Colin))) (@CoHesl) June 11, 2016
@Push10Ben so cute, what an icon
— martyn (@martynhett) June 10, 2016
— (((Lauren))) (@MrsCupcake79) June 10, 2016
And this is the duo together:
Finally managed to get my famous Nan to take a picture with me! pic.twitter.com/DKgEZf5SiU
— Ben John (@Push10Ben) June 15, 2016