For some bizarre reason, the word “Tamil” has topped the Google charts and become the most searched for word on the internet. Needless to say the world and his mum were surprised. I was so flabbergasted that I nearly fell off my chair. Google was so perturbed, they released an entire podcast devoted to it (hilarious, by the way).
I can’t figure out the reason for the overwhelming popularity of the search term. Is this because of all the international news covering the Tamil Tigers? Or, is it because unbeknown to the rest of us frogs in this well called Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu is riding the wave of economic growth to fast become one of the most tech-savvy places in the world? Or, is it because millions of porn surfers have suddenly discovered a fetish for South Asian men with large moustaches?
Whatever the reason is, Google can teach you all you ever needed to know about Tamils.
Or, can it?
Either way you’ll definitely learn something new. I did. Who’d have thunk it?
Take a look.
(If you are using an SL connection, click and go do something else for five minutes while it loads and come back. I’d say it’s worth it).