Thursday, May 16, 2013

Greater Middle East Autocomplete: Commonwealth Edition

After the fun of doing Google autocomplete for Middle Eastern nationalities I decided to compare the United States's version of Google with that of Google UK, Google Canada, Google Australia, and Google New Zealand.  Orange will represent all the countries' Googles have the same top result for autocomplete.

  • Turkish Airlines (Same as US)
  • Syrian Civil War (Same as US)
  • Lebanese Food, ForcesRecipes, Cafe (Canada is into the military while food takes the rest of the Anglo sphere) 
  • Libyan Embassy, Civil War, Civil War, Civil War (The UK's expat and business community beats out war watchers)
  • Egyptian Gods (The Muslim Brotherhood has to be upset about this)
  • Israeli Currency, Couscous, Couscous, Couscous (Brits think money while everyone else has couscous on the brains)
  • Jordanian Airlines, Airlines, Embassy, Airlines (Airlines are always a good back up)
  • Iraqi Airways, Dinar, Dinar, Embassy  (Money is also a good standby)
  • Iranian UK (A British-based Persian website)
  • Kuwaiti Dinar (Same as US)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (Same as US)
  • Yemeni Port, JewsRestaurant, Seaport (Trade, History, Food, Trade beat a dog)
  • Omani Rial 
  • Bahraini Dinar (business beat out a crushed Arab Spring)
  • Qatari Diar, Royal Family, Diar, Royal Family (Neither Qatari money nor the royal family has done me wrong)
  • Emirati Dirham, Dirham, Dirham, Arabi (Why are there Italian searches in New Zealand?)

2 comments:

Dina said...

What IS it with Israeli couscous??
I finally googled it myself and was surprised to learn that it refers not to the finer couscous but rather to what we call ptitim, toasted pasta shaped like rice or little balls.

Catholicgauze said...

Apparently couscous is a big deal for Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis.