British grandma floors internet with ‘polite’ Google search history
When the young man, Ben John of Wigan in northern England, tweeted a screenshot of his nan’s search on Monday, the internet erupted in a chorus of admiration.
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 John (@Push10Ben) June 9, 2016
@Push10Ben You’ll thank her when Google drones control the world. “Remember my nan would thank you when performing web searches…”— Martin Bean (@martinbean) June 10, 2016
John’s grandma, 85-year-old May Ashworth, had asked Google to “Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you.”
May, who lives in the northern English town of Tyldesley, reportedly told her grandson that she had assumed it was simply normal protocol
Grandma May’s digital manners seem to have hit that viral sweet spot because by Wednesday afternoon, John’s original tweet garnered nearly 8,000 re-tweets and more than 11,000 likes.
On Wednesday morning, Google UK tweeted a response to “Ben’s Nan” in the form of a friendly note thanking her for making them smile.