Serverless deploy asks questions in Chinese

I have been using framework on again-off again for almost 18 months. Today I went to create and deploy something on aws us-west-1 and I was asked questions in Chinese??? I am a native English speaker, using Ubuntu 20.04 in English, I live in China but access the net thru VPN in U.S. due to unnecessary restrictions. I also tried setting the provider as such, “SERVERLESS_PLATFORM_VENDOR=aws”. Please explain how my system could be commandeered like this? Now I am stuck unable to proceed. Is serverless (the co.) owned by Tencent now?

*** I installed the latest sls with no change.

Completely wiped framework and reinstalled. Back to normal now and I don’t as of yet have to give provider variable on CLI.