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Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, September 24, 2006
14 years ago3,732 views

Can you guess what the above Google search returns?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

lol..
didnt think it would give me that result.. :)
nice find :)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Didn't expect that...
Check out "adasd", and the AdWords... :D

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Haochi, it even gets better.. the sponsored adword is by google!!


slash.pd.googlepages.com/asad. ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

nice find

look what it does in French :
google.fr/search?hl=fr&q=d ...
(I know various bugs like that)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

what about this one Tom?
google.fr/search?hl=fr&q=e ...

1 euro=1,2799 dollars?
the 2799=cents?
like here:
google.com/search?sourceid=nav ...

if so, they should change it to a dot (1.2799 dollars)

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It already is a dot.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

In European countries (but not the UK) the decimal point is a comma (,). So for instance 3/2 is written 1,5.

And for say 1 million, they write 1.000.000.

In the UK because of our proximity to Europe we are now instructed in schools not to use commas in large numbers due to the confusion it could cause. So we leave a gap instead. So 1 million is written 1 000 000.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Sam is a good teacher :-P All right

Some others :
google.fr/search?hl=fr&q=1 ...
google.fr/search?hl=fr&q=4 ...

It seems to work also in english :
google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...
it's a really really useful conversion...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh, just a note : in France we write "1 000 000" instead of "1 million" too ;-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< In the UK because of our proximity to Europe we are now instructed in schools not to use commas in large numbers due to the confusion it could cause. So we leave a gap instead. So 1 million is written 1 000 000. >>

They didn't teach that back when I were a lad. Maybe they should teach those French kids to use decimal points instead of commas... ;-)

However, I always used to get told off for writing my decimal points on the baseline rather than in the middle of the line (i.e. 3.14159265 vs. 3ยท14159265). Apparently I was copying my calculator and that was wrong!

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

in/in in in/in =)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Tony, my grandfather had a typewriter with a separate "decimal point" key that put the dot properly in the middle of the line.

But with calculators and computers I think that usage has almost completely died out.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< it's a really really useful conversion... >>

i agree :)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Tony: Yeah I am not sure quite how widespread that teaching is. I only just left school, and it was mentioned to me. But you can see that there is the possibility for confusion with us using the comma all over the place.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

And that's how I learned to write an upper-case "X" in elementary school (the right character):


diaware.de/bilder/schrift/_x.g ...



And of course, we use "1,5" meaning one – point – five :)

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