We are the robots

In the inter­ests of triv­ia, I thought I’d share a con­ver­sa­tion I had with a Zim­bab­wean col­league of mine. As we approached a round­about, much to the hilar­i­ty of all pas­sen­gers, he said “Go straight ahead at the cir­cle.”

It turns out that they have dif­fer­ent names for every­day things in dif­fer­ent coun­tries! If that was­n’t enough, he then told me that they have a dif­fer­ent name for traf­fic lights too: “Robots”.

True sto­ry (I checked on google).

Turn left at the next set of robots” one would say.

Imag­ine how cranky Will Smith (aka Detec­tive Del Spoon­er) would be liv­ing in Zim­bab­we: “Hey… every­one stop talk­ing about the damn robots!