Error’d: Trauma Bonding

During this, America's national season of shared trauma, our regular contributor Mr. Bargle shares a bit of levity which may lighten your mood ever so slightly.

Argle Bargle explains

"My girlfriend is Thai. She speaks English, but not on an advanced level, so when we chat, I typically translate to Thai. I learned long ago to reverse the translation to make sure the translation says what I meant. My girlfriend took a leave of absence from her research position to be an entrepreneur. April 13-15 is the holiday of Songkran: Thailand's New Year celebration. She said she would too busy to chat with me until the 15th. I mentioned that the 15th is America's tax day. As a precaution, I translated it and then reversed. The attached image is clearly not an error, but it's a helluva WTF. On the left is LOL... tax day in the USA in Thai. On the right is.... OMG."

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Modernist Allie C. wonders "This is from my daily USPS delivery digest. How does an API deliver a package - maybe some new compression format?" Carrier pigeons, Allie. Lots and lots of carrier pigeons.

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René remarks "Sure, there are checkboxes to turn a feature off; but a checkbox with a bare No label is somewhat counterintuitive."

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Confused Bart confesses "I have many questions. Was the problem report I was trying to generate generated? And who or what generated the error message reporting on the generation of the error report?"

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Gamer Phil B. catches Fortnite out "Talking about an early release ..."

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This post originally appeared on The Daily WTF.

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