Sunday, October 2, 2022

Low Down

Alphabetization is discrimination


11 comments:

  1. nah it's either the school shootings, mass incarceration, or weekly participation in war crimes of it's military.

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    1. That's today's positive thought of the day ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป

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  2. Didn't you know you really don't need to scroll? You can just start typing the name of the country, and it automatically jumps to that entry. I don't know how that would work on the phone (Chrome), though, but it works in Firefox.

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  3. Now imagine being Korean. There is no consistency in drop-down menus. I have seen the following:

    North Korea (on the list with all the other "N" countries)
    South Korea (on the list with all the other "S" countries)

    Democratic People's Republic of Korea (on the list with all the other "D" countries)
    Republic of Korea (on the list with all the other "R" countries)

    Korea, North
    Korea, South (both under "K")

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  4. Now that I'm from New Zealand, I find it annoying that when you type "N" as another reader above suggests, you then have to type in "ew_z" as well, since the first one that comes up is "New Caledonia". And I often see that the US is sitting way at the top of these lists, so they don't have to scroll at all!

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    1. As someone originally from New Mexico, I feel your pain

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    2. Type `N` and hit the down arrow a few times :)

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  5. Try being from Austria. Nice country with an "A", yes?
    No. Sometimes we're at the end of the list with the "A" countries, but we can also be categorized under "ร–" and that can be either grouped with "O" or be at the very, very end of the alphabet....

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