Grandson Shares Grandmother’s Polite Google Search

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
June 16, 2016 1:12 pm Last Updated: June 16, 2016 3:53 pm

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.

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.

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. 


And this is the duo together: