Russian Google’s Zeitgeist

Russian Google's Zeitgeist is always entertaining:

Their "Why?" section for 2009 goes like:

#1. Putin is a crab
#2. I am lone.ly
#3. the sky is blue
#4. the dollar is appreciating
#5. men are unfaithful
#6. I am a loser
#7. hatches are round
#8. the grass is green
#9. cats are purring
#10. I am dumb (females talking about themselves)

More on http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/press/zeitgeist2009/regional.html#russia of course.

And now compare it with the British perception of oneself "I feel...":

#1. love
#2. alone
#3. fine
#4. good
#5. sick
#6. fat
#7. ill
#8. pretty
#9. ugly
#10. free

And Kiwis' "What is?":

#1. what is love
#2. what is twitter
#3. what is global warming
#4. what is matariki
#5. what is swine flu
#6. what is culture
#7. what is obesity
#8. what is gluten
#9. what is twilight
#10. what is sustainability

They are so worlds apart indeed.


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Comments (1)

MarkoJanuary 12th, 2010 at 10:26 am

Interesting.ly, many people are asking this question in English too. So “Why is Putin a crab?”

http://ggl.me/?cx=partner-pub-5816982472509591%3Atq298a-da3u&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=Putin+is+a+crab&sa=Search#922

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