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[PhD] In which Shane wonders if this is what Culture Shock feels like

March 15, 2013

It turns out that my accent is more ridiculously Kiwi than I realised. Today, I had to tell a class of undergraduates to type:

=if(i8>0,1,0)

into an Excel workbook. Because the sound I makes in ‘if’ is not perceived by (some) Australians, this took a surprisingly long time. Such was the confusion, I had to quit out of the slide show I was using and write a new slide before the problem was solved.

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One Comment
  1. What, seriously? Silly Australians!

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