While researching Gary's interest in light Swedish literature, I facilitated my search for an FHM cover by changing my Google language perference to Swedish.
I noticed when I changed back that one of my language choices was "Bork bork bork."
"Well, that's stupid," I thought, then I went to my preferences to change it back.
Of course then I wasted an hour testing out all the languages. Some languages take you seriously and customize everything: even the confirmation messages in the old language after you select a new language.
But some are just silly.
If you decide to waste valuable remaining 2012 time with this, go to your Preferences, Language, and change the box that above says Ewmew Fudd. If your preferences suddenly disappear completely, as they did for me (and I'm sure someone programmed that in) go to http://www.google.com/preferences#languages .
And remember, in the bottom right of the Google home screen it always says Google.com in English, because believe me, if you switch to Hacker language you won't be able to read any words.
UPDATE! I lose all Continental Cred:
I watched The Queen today, nursing my Downton Abbey buzz, and every time they talked about the palace flag at "half-mast" I countered with "half-staff." Of course, in the US half-staff would be correct, but IMDB just told me the UK has its own rules and that I am a condescending snob.