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Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

Friday, September 19, 2008
14 years ago4,792 views

Today is 'Talk like a pirate day' and Google have released a language interface (like Klingon search) to help pirates everywhere – announced via the Google blog.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/google-in-one-more-language.html

Interestingly it was predicted in Sep 2006 by a blogoscoped forum post!

http://blogoscoped.com/forum/68093.html

I've got my own take on why Google are doing this. I think its to help reduce the global temperature and fits in with Google's environmental strategy :)

http://bloggle.org.uk/2008/09/19/google-sides-with-pirates-ninja-community-protests/

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

What was the point in translating the Directory pages? Does anybody use them? When did Google last update them?

Other than that this is just amazingly cool :P

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Me favourite be the use of "Crewe's" where before there be "Groups"

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The ninja community does not care! This move will only increase the pirate community's following and therefore giving the ninja community more target practice. Besides, could you imagine a Google in "Ninja"? All the pages would be blank! Nobody else would ever be able to navigate that

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

Hehe good point! I wonder how long it takes them to make these pages up? And if they someones 20% project or not?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Don't forget that ninjas already have the Reader Easter Egg :P

Santaji Shirke [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

For some unknown reason, when i go to google.com, i get the normal google, and not the pirate google thats everyone is supposed to get today

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[Moved from "Google in new language" – Tony]

As of today we are proud and rather relieved to announce that Google Search is available in Pirate.

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-pirate

The post: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/google-in-one-more-language.html

It's also Talk like a pirate day but Google didn't refer to that: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Santaji, to explain, Google is only showing that pirate lingo if you switch to the "Pirate" language in the settings and save. It won't just show by default on google.com, though you can directly visit http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-pirate

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

BTW, if anyone wants to see all the translations used, you can sign up for Google in Your Language and add "Pirate" as one of your languages.

Ahron [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

[moved from "Google Directory"]

Is there any reason that in the Pirate language page, there is a link to the seldom linked-to Google Directory in the top right link box, but it cannot even be views in More Links in english?

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