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A couple of fond memories spring to mind immediately.
A friend of my mother's was trying to buy rolls of fabric online. You can buy 1/4 of a length of fabric, at full width or you can buy 1/4 of the width of the roll at the whole length. In each case, it's a quarter of a roll. The unfortunate term used for the narrow one is "Fat quarter" - mum's friend was suitably shocked when consulting google with the term's plural.
The other one was the exploits of a teacher at a local college. During the presentation one day of France, she'd decided to do a google for 'Paris' while the computer was outputting to the video-projector. Hilarity and red-faces ensued.
I'm never embarrassed, no matter what I find. These are just the moments when I raise an eyebrow and am more than ever convinced that I come from another planet. Unfortunately I can't recall how I got here or where I came from.
My ex-wife's second husband (an American) managed to keep a straight face, saying he had been looking for recipes from home, when she discoverd the search results for "cream pie" on the PC. She actually believed him!
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