Jerusalem Lost in Translation

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – 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 Wednesday tens of thousands of flyers had been distributed before city hall realized its mistake.

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Wow, think of all the mistakes that might possibly be in the Bible due to translation errors 😉

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2 thoughts on “Jerusalem Lost in Translation”

  1. Haha, awesome.. I love goofs like these. Or when Elders in a foreign mission say something completely opposite of what they intended. Good times…

    P.S. You need to add a Sustain’d link to your posts! 😉

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