This morning was cool, even cold. During breakfast my husband gave me some weather updates and told that on Thursday it probably would be 32 F degrees. Fahrenheit (along with inches, miles and pounds) doesn’t mean much to me because I (along with the rest of the planet, by the way) grew up with Celsius, meters and kilos and I have everywhere in house thermometers in Celsius. However, I learnt by now that 32 Fahrenheit is “0” Celsius. “What? “Zero” in Thursday!?” I shivered in advance and continued “I bet it’s is even warmer in Moscow!” My husband gave me a funny look: “Forget it!”-he said. “No!I think it is warmer there,”- I grabbed his i-phone from the table. As all i-phones, his has a voice activated system(Siri) he talks to all the time (I secretly hate her). So, I turned on the system, a little microphone showed up inviting me to post my question. “Weather in Moscow!”- I told out loud. Siri got confused and didn’t answer anything, but in the search bar it appeared ”Weather in Law schools”. “She didn’t get your accent,”- peacefully commented my husband. Well, I continued and repeated more carefully “Weather in Moscow”: The search bar changed to “Weather in more schools”. Again, “Moscow weather”- and “law suit weather” appeared… “Such a stupid machine!” – I noted…and be sure Siri perfectly and proudly repeated “Such a stupid little machine!” OK-I laughed. “Okay! “ Siri said. Even though temptation was strong, I decided not to check weather at law schools, turned off phone, and decided to go back to my breakfast.
Lost in Translation