Thursday, August 17, 2006

How do you say LIRR in Hebrew?

As most people living in the US these days know, when you go to any sort of automated system - be it phone tree, ATM, self checkout, etc. - there's always the option to get the instructions in Spanish. A few weeks ago I was taking the Long Island Railroad and I noticed that the LIRR vending machines have a few language options. English (for now). Spanish (surprised?). And Hebrew. It wasn't like an option bar to scroll down through 70 languages - it was a little button on the bottom. Spanish. Hebrew.
I tried it and it worked. VERY cool. I can't imagine there are that many native Hebrew speakers in the NYC area who would require this, but I'm not complaining.

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