The Computer Is Speaking In Tongues
'Kai Shi Li Yin,' says the computer suddenly, making me almost spill my "coffee" everywhere. What the Heck was that all about? At around the same time the printer starts to print something. 'Li Yin Wam Bi,' it proclaims a few moments later before falling silent. I inform "Bernie" about the situation.
'Possessed by demons? I don't think so,' he reassures me.
'It was saying weird things to me just a moment ago.'
'Were you printing something?'
'Just some jpegs of women inserting various fruits in themselves.'
'Well that's it then,' he says, exhaling some nicotine smoke,' some smartass set the computer language on Korean or something years ago. Haven't been able to remove it since. Everyone who has worked in the office for sometime ends up learning a bit of Korean.'
It's amusing to know that there have been a succession of admin girls that have passed through the Gambit Bar who have inadvertently learnt some almost useless phrases in an Asian tongue. Perhaps one day they'll find themselves in Korea and be able to amaze the natives with how fluently they can utter the phrases 'Printing in progress', 'Paper is jammed' and 'Need more ink'.
Its origin and purpose still a total mystery,
Note: Due to extreme laziness I haven't checked to see if I've spelled the Korean words right or even if the language IS Korean. If anyone actually knows give me an email.