Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Jerusalem Post Oopsie

An acquaintance wrote to someone at the JPost today:

The headline on the website today: ""Sarkozy urges Israel to halt West Bank 'colonization'" betrays ignorance of the French language, and misreads into Sarkozy's remarks that were unlikely to have been there.

French does not have two separate words for colonization and settlement, and uses "colonization" for both. This is harmful and misleading.

It's on the lines of Vilnai's unfortunate holocaust comment.

The answer came:

thanks. I also noticed and will now try to get the webbies to change it -- too late for the paper of course. Perhaps that's the way it came from AP

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