m_cobweb: (bluehair)
( Jun. 5th, 2003 10:31 am)
Last night [livejournal.com profile] darkmane and I stopped at a Wells Fargo ATM to deposit a check and get cash. As usual, the screen prompted me to choose a language. My options were Spanish, Japanese (in characters), and Hmoob.

So of course I chose Hmoob.

The embarrassing thing is that I honestly wondered if there was an error in the programming that replaced "English" with "Hmoob" (or possibly an inside joke in the bank). Once everything on the next screen came up in combinations of letters I'd never seen, I cancelled, and then found out that English was the default language and didn't need to be specifically chosen anyway.

So later in the evening I had to Google for Hmoob. The only thing I could think of that it resembled was possibly Cambodian (although I didn't know why the words were in the Western alphabet), and it turns out I wasn't far wrong--Hmoob is the language of the Hmong.

And this is what Hmoob looks like. )

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