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C’est Une Chose Tres Etrange

December 6, 2008

Je me demande. ..

Pourquoi est-ce que me computer nouveau toujours me rend un website default en le Francias?

Si je dit, http://www.google.com, il rend “www.google.fr”. Si je dit, “Que-ce que c’est le “user info” de cette personne?”(Une personne que parle le Anglais ou le Hindi, habituellement!), il me rend–“Profil d’utilsater: Sexe, Signe Astrologique, films prefere”, pas “User Info: Gender, Astrological Sign, Preferred Films”!!

Pourquoi???

J’aime le Francais, mais je le ne parle pas souvent–et a dire vrai, je ne peaux conjugate les verbes plus!

S’il te plait, Monsieur Le Computer, parle le Anglais a moi, parce que j’ai oublie le Francais!

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12 comments

  1. Sacre bleu! Je te comprends! Comprend? J’ai oublie le Francais aussi. 😦 Tout que je peux parler est “zut” et “putain” et “merde.”


  2. Mais. . . ces sont tout les mots que on besoin!


  3. (I SO hope that that says, “But. . . these are all the words that one needs!”)


  4. Mais oui! Et aussi, “Je voudrais un…un…comment dit-on en Francais?” XD


  5. Ah, ma pauvre! Check your language settings in your browser’s options.


  6. I know. . . that would make sense, right? Nope. Everything’s set to English, and my browser itself is in English–it just seems to want to default to the French versions of the websites themselves. When it was happening with Google, I assumed that it was some internal Google thing–either they were directing traffic there for an infrastructure or a goofy reason. Cool enough–at least it was French, which I can roughly read and translate, not Russian or Dutch or Erdu that I cannot.
    Then, it was your religion page. I’m guessing that there’s about a 30% chance that you SET it to be in French. . . but it was enough for a post. And trying to remember enough French to write that post has fulfilled my academic yen for the next three months, I think!
    Do you generally Google in English or Hindi? Your multilinguicity fascinates me!


  7. *Sporfle* Je google en anglais, seulement.. main quand je trouvais quelquechose particularement dans une autre langue, j’emploi la langue en question, par example, Urdu ou Hindi.
    My French is pathetique – I think in English and write in French, which ends up sounding craptastic or alternately, pedantic.
    And no, everything I type online is in English, unless otherwise stated 😛


  8. I believe I shall begin speaking in Urdu. I know not a word of it, but I bet I can use “Muzaffapur”!!
    . . . which sounds a lot like an anthropomorphic lion-magician, no?
    “AND NOW! BACK FROM HIS SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN TOUR! THE LION OF LEGEND, THE PRESTIDIGITATOR OF PUMA, THE LYNX OF SPHINX. . . THE MIIIIIGGGGGHHHHTTTYYY MUZAFFAPUR!”


  9. SPORFLE
    You missed the ‘r’ in there, lovey.. MuzzaffaRpur.
    In India, lots of places have suffixes in their names like -ganj, -garh, -pur, -nagar and even -bad (pronounced baahd). Muzzaffarpur is named after someone called Muzzaffar (Moue-zuh-fur), as is Muzzaffarnagar.


  10. Re: SPORFLE
    okay, dork moment. . . interwebz, please disregard. . .
    -ganj denotes water, right?
    -bad is sort of like the western “ville”-denoting city, yes? “Gainesville” “Greenville” “Jacksonville”
    and, so is -pur. . . thus, Muzzaffar City, or Muzzaffarville?
    I like Muzaffapur the Magnificent better, I think. 😛
    But, pray tell, who was Mr. Muzaffar?


  11. Re: SPORFLE
    -bad is usually for cities with – wait for it – Islamic-sounding names or Urdu/Persian words. Like Ghaziabad (dunno who Ghazi/Ghazia was), or Aurangabad and Shahjahanabad, for the Mughal emperors Aurangzeb and Shahjahan, or Sahibabad after “sahiba” (feminine for sahiba :P)
    -pur/nagar are for .. um.. Hindu/Hindi sounding names or words (Rampur, Ramnagar, Rudrapur)
    I am not entirely sure what the meanings of garh, ganj, and bad are.. I suppose “bad” could be taken from the word “abaad”, which means inhabited.. um, yeah. Sorry for foisting half-baked, semi-theorised pretence at etymology on to you who does not even know the languages.


  12. Re: SPORFLE
    And ah, no idea as to the identity of Muzzaffar.
    But given how some of the rulers of my country were, he was probably half-mad and half-arsed.



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