Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fall 2006 WSU Rim Rats

Fall 2006 WSU Rim Rats

This is from Gail Burkett, a French instructor at WSU who has taken several Comm classes. She works part time on The Eagle copy desk.

In 2000, the Houston Chronicle (according to Texas Monthly's "Bum Steer
Awards") mistranslated into Spanish the inaugural theme of President Bush's
second gubernatorial term, "Together We Can." Instead of Juntos Podemos, the
paper translated the phrase as Juntos Pedemos, which means "Together We Fart."

All the more reason for you to pay attention in your foreign language classes — and the value of having second-language skills.

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