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Posted on July 29, 2006 11:19 AM in Miscellaneous
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I tried to access Google AdSense today and was presented with an error page. No big deal, but I got a kick out of the difference between American English:

The Google AdSense website is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later. We apologize for any inconvenience.

And British English:

The Google AdSense website is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If I ever work on a localization team (or is that localisation?), I know which one I want to work on ;)

Comments

Ian Clifton on July 31, 2006 at 11:21 AM:

It's also funny to see the Arabic, Chinese, etc. phrases that have "Google Adsense" mixed in with their lettering system. If you watch Japanese commercials, you'll see random English entries in their text such as "wifi." It's interesting that you don't often see the opposite.

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