Monday, May 07, 2007
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
The new laptop has started speaking to me in German and will not stop. How did it know I was learning German? If it had to stop using English, why didn't it switch to Arabic or Spanish? Why German? Has it read and understood what I have written? Will it start giving me advice on my parenting or making friends? I can introduce myself and order beer in German. That does not get me very far in understanding a fluent German laptop. It is showing off because it speaks it better than I do. Rather than stamping on it very hard, I am attempting to see the bright side. It has taught me "blog anzeigen" (view blog) and "sehr geehrter kunde" (dear valued customer). I could perhaps work them into conversation after I had introduced myself and ordered the beer. What is German for: "Machines are out to get me"?