"It makes total sense when you explain that the Turks have four eyes", aka Transcripts are hard, let's go shopping!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/06/23 10:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/06/23/8640907.aspx

So regular readers might remember the recent blog entitled "It makes total sense when you explain that the Turks have four I's".

Dale then commented:

Oh, the transcript of the podcast is better:

"It makes total sense when you explain that the Turks have four eyes"

What, they wear glasses???

Indeed. Here is the piece in question:

Ah well. As my ex-fiancé used to say, pobody's nerfect....

The corrected piece of the transcript would be:

Scott Hanselman: Right, exactly and a very good example of that would be say that you had an application that was going to check for the word 'fail' in a TextBox and the user typed in 'fail' f-a-i-l, all lowercase with an i with a dot on it and in your code you said TextBox.ToUpper(), you would get, in Turkish, FA-capital I with a dot on it-L, and then you would check if that equaled 'fail' and it wouldn't, then your application would fail.

Michael Kaplan: Right and…

Scott Hanselman: Makes total sense when you explain that the Turks have four I's.

Michael Kaplan: Yes.

Scott Hanselman: But it was very not intuitive.

Michael Kaplan: But all the wonderful things in language about vowel harmony and the way that the words flow together is lost on everybody. What people remember is that darn Turkish bug.

Doing a transcript of any kind of a technical chat is a real challenge, truly.

We should all go shopping!

This one was a true LOL (laugh out loud) one, for me -- so I really said HA! :-)


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# Jonathan Johnson on 23 Jun 2008 11:42 AM:

I heard that and laughed out loud. I knew what he was saying, but the way it sounded was still hilarious. I was surprised that neither of you lost a beat :)

Great interview, by the way.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 23 Jun 2008 1:36 PM:

Glad you liked it -- I had a lot of fun, myself. :-)

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2013/04/04 You need to dot every İ, not dot any I, dot every i, not dot any ı, and cross every t in Turkish

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