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29 November 2006

Strange Advertisement

by Željko Filipin


I was very surprised today when I saw this advertisement in Windows Live Messenger 8 this morning. This looks to me like Arabic alphabet, but since I can not read it, I really can not be sure. I wonder why Messenger thinks I can read Arabic? Maybe my Croatian preferences confused it?

In any case, this looks like a bug to me. Why?

Commercial is there because somebody wants me to buy something from them. Right? But it should be written in language that I understand, otherwise I would miss it. Even if commercial is written in language I can read, it should be written in alphabet I could read. Commercial written in any other alphabet, even in language I understand, would miss me.

Maybe this advertisement is intentionally strange to intrigue me. If that is the case, it succeeded. I clicked that commercial and it leads to

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