2004-07-13

Last name "too short"

Lately, I've been thinking about doing some brushing up on my French. I've (we all have, really) learned French for at least 5 years, and that adds up to a lot of time wasted if I don't get something out of it. So, going to Google.ca and upon searching for "Learn French", I came upon a pretty useful site, The French Tutorial. I did some review lessons and eventually decided to register. That's when I found out my last name was too short. The webmasters have never seen a 2-letter last name, or what? Vicious lies!!

I took a screenshot of it and found an image hosting site to put it on, but the service only allows pictures of up to 120k :(.

Members of the U-Continuum, we must stand up for our right to a short last name! :P

13 comments:

Ambrose said...

Ahahahaha!

That's kinda funny...

"Last name too short", Lol.

Why would the webmasters put a restriction on last names anyway? That's kind of weird. CS ppl explain this please.

Actually, I know someone whose last name is just the letter 'U'. Heh.

Jason Yu said...

Hey, cool! He or she can be our leader, heh. Or maybe our mascot? :P

Kagami said...

LOL! It's like some search engines that don't allow you to find anything under 4 characters in length. So annoying. -_-

Silph said...

What the heck?! That's suprising!
And a little bit insulting too. "Your last name is too short". Bah! :-)

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Alan said...

haha...that's so funny! and yes...go U-continum...heh.
Wow, someone with the last name of just "U", that's crazy...

and, I just had a crazy thought. No offense to Duy or Bao or etc, but I can just imagine this happening on the same website:

Please enter your first name. Duy-Khang Nguyen-Huu

!! Your first name is missing or too long. :D Ultimate Ninja!

Jason Yu said...

Lol :)
But isn't their last name Nguyen-Huu?

Ambrose said...

A more apppropriate ninja-ing would be
"Your name cannot be processed because it contains an invalid character"

(i.e. some genius programmer decided names don't have hyphens)

Silph said...

Is this U-Continuum thing some kind of Waterloo term that I'm unfamiliar with?

Alan said...

Nope, it's not. The U-continuum is bascially a phrase that was coined in gr. 12 physics for me, Raymond, Paul, and Jason, 'cause we were all in the same class with Ramwa. :)

Needless to say, Ramwa found it pretty funny as well. And the term has thus expanded to include more Yu's from outside our group as well.

Silph said...

*heh* I find that kind of amusing :-)