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Irish Question

George_10
George_10 Member Posts: 580
you know why we were allowed to invent whiskey? God let us so that we would not control the world. Or so the rumor goes. We have more fun at a wake than most people have at a normal party. I told my lady forget the funeral and just throw a great party. As a friend said at my father's funreral. "If I offered him a drink, he would set up and say, "I will drink to that.""

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  • Tim O'Neal
    Tim O'Neal Member Posts: 2
    Irish spellings and problems

    I would like to know if other people with Irish names have as much problems with computer programs as I do. I went to a site tonight to get information on buying a backflow tester gauge. The site had a contact form which you filled out and a salesman would get in touch. The form does not recognize the Apostrophe in my name. I gave up and e-mailed my request I hope I get an answer? This is not the first time this has happened nor the last I am guessing. I am thinking of paying the lawyer fees and changing my name back to the way it was spelled before my Grandfather imigrated here in the late 1800's UI Niall. I am frustrated.
  • Tim O'Neal
    Tim O'Neal Member Posts: 2
    Irish spellings and problems

    I would like to know if other people with Irish names have as much problems with computer programs as I do. I went to a site tonight to get information on buying a backflow tester gauge. The site had a contact form which you filled out and a salesman would get in touch. The form does not recognize the Apostrophe in my name. I gave up and e-mailed my request I hope I get an answer? This is not the first time this has happened nor the last I am guessing. I am thinking of paying the lawyer fees and changing my name back to the way it was spelled before my Grandfather imigrated here in the late 1800's UI Niall. I am frustrated.
  • Jim_19
    Jim_19 Member Posts: 31


    Tim, just think of it as the price we have to pay for mingling with the common folk.

    Erin go bragh
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


    That is too funny!!!!!!

    I'm sure Matt Sweeny would agree!

    God bless the Irish!

    Mark H

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  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
    It's a programming problem...

    ...not an attack against the Irish.

    I've worked with names and computers most of my life. I STILL write my own programs--while highly dedicated they are also exceptionally functional and time-saving.

    Apostrophes, spaces, accented characters, even lower-case characters, etc., all "mess" with computers as they don't automatically sort them the way a human would. If your software (thanks Microsoft) can't deal with such things it generates errors. Some of my most ingenious programming routines deal with names--automatically "unformatting" them into the way the computer "wants"; processing; then re-formatting back to the way people want to see them. Unfortunately few programmers go to this much trouble.

  • Robert O'Connor_7
    Robert O'Connor_7 Member Posts: 688
    Irish...

    DITTO! & Erin go Bra-less.... Robert O'Connor/NJ
  • scrook_2
    scrook_2 Member Posts: 610
    That's why...

    The obituary page in the paper is called "the Irish Sports Page"
  • PJO_5
    PJO_5 Member Posts: 199
    I feel your pain Timmy...

    and to make matters worse, the wife has this last name; Hill-O'Neill.

    Try that one...it not only confuses the computers even more than mine, it screws up a lot of other stuff, too.

    Even my e-mail address doesn't do my last name justice :-(

    Take Care, PJ O'Neill
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