Comment On The ö Alternative

"This was the packing slip on a package I received from some online order," Florian Schicker writes, "apparently, the Chinese folks writing these slips don't have computers that can display the 'ö' character." [expand full text]
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Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 03:27 • by Tempura (unregistered)
Isn't the instruction of the login-dialog obviously? It's all about Zen. To do something, just do nothing!

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 03:41 • by TH-Junkie (unregistered)
TRWTF? That I recognised the Theme Hospital screenshot without reading anything and initially only with have the top half-inch visible on screen

Waster youth....

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 03:47 • by Kiss me I'm Polish
I accidentally the whole internet.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 07:42 • by damnum (unregistered)
269783 in reply to 269453
Code Dependent:
kastein:
anyone want to bet on whether it'll handle Exabytes, Zettabytes, Yottabytes, Xonabytes, Wekabytes, and Vundabytes as well?
Shouldn't Trilobytes fit in there somewhere?

kastein:
Who gets naming rights on the one after Vundabytes? Following the backwards-alphabet trend, I think it should be named Uberbytes.
I vote for Godzillabytes.

All in good time, boys and girls.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 07:51 • by Anonymous (unregistered)
269785 in reply to 269470
It is _not_ a "retarded meme that came into fashion after the arrest of Josef Fritzl". The joke about the distinction or lack thereof between Australia and Austria is quite a lot older, and it is not a meme; it is reality. I've so far received 3 packages ordered in the USA(2) and Canada(1) which had been routed via Australia.

Also, for chinese people, Austria could as well be a city. There are at least four cities with more inhabitants than the entire country and ~20 quickly closing the gap.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 08:01 • by JoJo (unregistered)

internal void AbandonAllHope()

shouldn't that be...

eternal void AbandonAllHope()

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 09:59 • by oppeto (unregistered)
269848 in reply to 269453
Code Dependent:
kastein:
anyone want to bet on whether it'll handle Exabytes, Zettabytes, Yottabytes, Xonabytes, Wekabytes, and Vundabytes as well?
Shouldn't Trilobytes fit in there somewhere?

Yes, but Monolobytes and Bilobytes need to come first.
And some idiot American probably starts using Bilo and Trilo wrong.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 10:26 • by DWalker59
269863 in reply to 269441
brazzy:
Jay Jay:
Wow. I could hear the whoosh of that going over your head from here...

No, that was the sound of an incestual rapist riding a kangaroo to town to get some Apfelstrudel after a hard day of Opal mining.


Those cars are MINED? :-)

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 10:28 • by DWalker59
269864 in reply to 269785
Anonymous:
The joke about the distinction or lack thereof between Australia and Austria is quite a lot older, and it is not a meme; it is reality. I've so far received 3 packages ordered in the USA(2) and Canada(1) which had been routed via Australia.


And New Mexico is a state in the United States of America.

I tried to mail a package from North Carolina to New Mexico many years ago, and the U.S. Postal Service counter-person pulled out a foreign rate book. I informed him that this was not an international shipment.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-17 10:29 • by Not logged in today (unregistered)
269866 in reply to 269848
oppeto:
Code Dependent:
kastein:
anyone want to bet on whether it'll handle Exabytes, Zettabytes, Yottabytes, Xonabytes, Wekabytes, and Vundabytes as well?
Shouldn't Trilobytes fit in there somewhere?

Yes, but Monolobytes and Bilobytes need to come first.
And some idiot American probably starts using Bilo and Trilo wrong.

Whooosh

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-19 02:44 • by db (unregistered)
270304 in reply to 269785
Anonymous:
It is _not_ a "retarded meme that came into fashion after the arrest of Josef Fritzl". The joke about the distinction or lack thereof between Australia and Austria is quite a lot older, and it is not a meme; it is reality. I've so far received 3 packages ordered in the USA(2) and Canada(1) which had been routed via Australia.

Also, for chinese people, Austria could as well be a city. There are at least four cities with more inhabitants than the entire country and ~20 quickly closing the gap.


I'm in Australia, and some wag in my town has been ripping letters off postboxes so they spell "Austr..ia Post". Probably the same guy that ripped the S from the "crap metal" bin.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-19 04:29 • by Nomen Nescio (unregistered)
270321 in reply to 269675
Subroutine:
The real problem with ä, ö, ü, å etc. is that English uses vowels really randomly, atleast from a Finnish perspective.
In Finnish, each vowel corresponds to exactly one sound.

In English 'a' is different in 'cat' and 'bar'. (The 'a' in cat should be 'ä' instead.)
In English 'e' is different in 'green' and 'men'. (The 'e' in 'green' should be 'i' instead.)
In English 'o' is different in 'dog' and 'how' and 'moose'. (The 'o' in how should be 'a' instead, 'o' in 'moose' should be 'u'.)
In English 'u' is different in 'true' and 'bug' and 'fur'. (The 'u' in 'bug' should be 'a' instead, 'u' in 'fur' should be 'ö'.)
In English 'y' is a consonant (should be a vowel, should be used like the german 'ü', can't think of a English example offhand) and is used differently in 'my' and 'you'. ('my' should be written 'mai'.)
Funny language :)


That's OK, it will all be fixed soon: http://www.adecsys.com/zedrem.htm

In the first year 's' will be used instead of the soft 'c'. Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard 'c' will be replaced with 'k'. This will this klear up konfusion.

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-23 20:08 • by Ben (unregistered)
271108 in reply to 269433
i'm just glad that i don't have to write a chinese address... that would look like 上海 to me

[those boxes with numbers that firefox uses for unicode characters]


I think that writing the number boxes would be easier than writing the chinese anyway. But if you write "Shanghai" or the whole address in English it'll generally get there. (Shanghai is what you wrote there).

Re: The ö Alternative

2009-06-25 04:47 • by Hannes (unregistered)
Greetings to Vienna and the poor fellow that now published his phone number here ;)

Re: The ö Alternative

2010-03-05 17:50 • by Two Across
The box (bo) is a Chinese character.

Re: The ö Alternative

2010-05-15 11:44 • by nocturnal YL (unregistered)
308908 in reply to 269412
To say 6 PB is the size of the internet is a bit of understatement...

If anything, it's saddening to hear that my newly-bought 2TB disk is nowhere close to being sufficient.

Re: The ö Alternative

2011-02-21 04:10 • by cindy (unregistered)
find for all kinds of watches and women handbags .

A Lange & Sohne watches
http://replica038.com/a-lange-sohne-watches.html

Audemars Piguet watches
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Re: The ö Alternative

2014-09-13 10:02 • by Gluber (unregistered)
The funny thing for number one is .. i live at Schönbrunnerstraße 100... Did not know a fellow TDWTF reader lives so close..
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