Thursday, September 21, 2006

Judea Capta Est?

From Yahoo News:
Something always gets lost in translation, but usually not an entire city.

"Jerusalem. There is no such city!" the Jerusalem municipality said in the English-language version of a sightseeing brochure it had published originally in Hebrew.

The correct translation: "Jerusalem. There is no city like it!"

Carrying a photograph of the brochure, Israel's Maariv newspaper said on Wednesday tens of thousands of flyers had been distributed before city hall realised its mistake.

It sounds like it was translated by Vespasian, or possibly by the president of Iran.

They should distribute the flyers to Hezbollah - they would likely injure themselves in the resulting celebration.