Google is just delighted with this extra-polite search query by a British grandmother


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Good manners never fail—even on automated search engines.

On June 9, an 86-year-old UK woman named May Ashworth typed a simple Google query:

“Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you.”

The polite request quickly went viral, after Ashworth’s 25-year-old grandson Ben Jonson tweeted a picture of her laptop screen.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”es”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Omg opened my Nan's laptop and when she's googled something she's put 'please' and 'thank you'. I can't 😂😂😂 <a href=”https://t.co/hiy2tecBjU”>pic.twitter.com/hiy2tecBjU</a></p>&mdash; Ben (@Push10Ben) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Push10Ben/status/740980720726908929″>9 de junio de 2016</a></blockquote>
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Charmed by her internet manners, Twitter users have shared Jonson’s tweet over 31,000 times as of writing. Jonson later told the BBC that his grandmother thought a human might be responding to requests on the search engine.

Google gave Ashworth what she was looking for within a fraction of a second: MCMXCVIII is 1998. But six days later, a special human-generated message arrived for her too.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”es”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Omg opened my Nan's laptop and when she's googled something she's put 'please' and 'thank you'. I can't 😂😂😂 <a href=”https://t.co/hiy2tecBjU”>pic.twitter.com/hiy2tecBjU</a></p>&mdash; Ben (@Push10Ben) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Push10Ben/status/740980720726908929″>9 de junio de 2016</a></blockquote>
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