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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nigger brown

Found one some furniture tags at a shop in Canada. Here's the explaination given by the (of course) Chinese company responsable for the translation of the tags:
A Chinese software company called Kingsoft Corp. acknowledged that the issue was created by a translator program it had written – one that would make the English speaking world understand what they were printing on their furniture’s labels.

Kingsoft apologized and indicated the “N” word was simply misspelled. It was supposed to be “Niger” coined after the river of the same name – which is dark brown in color.
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