This Very Polite Nan Asks Google A Question, Thank You Very Much

Granny on computer google canvas

It's a well known fact that the older you get, the more you just don't 'do' the internet. No matter how many times we are shown how it's done, we just don't get it. 

But sometimes the world of old fashioned values meets the modern day worldwide web and what happens next is absolutely adorable. 

Take Ben's nan for example. When Ben John from Wigan opened up his nan's laptop, the last page she had opened appeared on the screen. It was a Google page with perhaps the politest search request ever made. 

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Nan had asked the search engine a question - and had not forgotten her manners in the process. She'd typed: 'Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviiii thank you.' 

Once he'd stopped laughing, he asked his nan why she'd used 'please' and 'thank you' to Google and she replies that she thought it was 'the norm'. 

Ben posted the photo to Twitter and Ben's nan has some super fans! 

And then there are the more cynical fans...

Thanks Ben's nan for reminding us that there is no excuse for forgetting your manners. And the answer is 1998. You're welcome.