104-year-old granny forced to lie about her age on Facebook


A 104 éves nagyi hazudott koráról a Facebook-oldalán. Itt megtudhatod miért :) - szószedettel és audióval! Hallgasd is meg a történetet! 

Most people would be delighted to be stuck at the same age for a while, but for Marguerite Joseph, it has been disappointingThe 104-year-old Michigan woman, who has been active on Facebook for the last few years, says she is unable to post her actual age on the site because it exceeds 99. Since Mrs Joseph is legally blind and hard of hearing, her granddaughter Gail Marlow updates her profile page for her each day and responds to her messages.

Ms Marlow says that when she tries inputting her grandmother’s birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928 with a message that says ‘unknown error.’ So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores centenarian has remained 99 – online, anyway. 

Among Mrs Joseph’s Facebook ‘likes’ are the Detroit Red Wings, I Love Lucy and gambling. When she’s not on Facebook, she attends church once a week and loves taking trips to the casino. She currently has 149 friends on the site. She says that she mainly uses the site to stay in touch with relatives across the country, and in Canada.

Ms Marlow reads and responds to all of her Facebook messages, and told WDIV-TV that she even sent a few to Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg seeking a fix to the problem. She said that she has not yet received a response.

Ms Marlow told the station she ‘would love to see’ Joseph’s real age displayed on Facebook and chalks up her inability to do so to ‘a glitch in the system.’ She said: ‘I would love to see her real age on Facebook. I mean, in April she’s going to be 105. It’s special.’ A Facebook spokeswoman told MailOnline that the company was looking into the issue.

source: Daily Mail, Facebook

to be delighted – elragadtatva lenni
to be stuck – megrekedni, megragadni
for a while – egy időre
disappointing – bosszantó, csalódást okozó
to exceed – meghaladni, túllépni
legally blind – jogilag vak
hard of hearing – nagyothalló
to respond – válaszolni, reagálni
to input – bevinni (adatot)
unknown error – ismeretlen hiba
centenarian – százéves (ember)
to remain – maradni
gambling – szerencsejáték
to attend church – templomba járni
to take a trip – kirándulni
currently – jelenleg
mainly – főleg
to stay in touch – tartani a kapcsolat
relative – rokon
honcho – fő, főnök
to seek – keresni
response – válasz
to display – megmutatni, kitenni, elárulni
to chalk up – betudni valamit valaminek, magyarázni valamit valamivel
inability – képtelenség
glitch – hiba


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