Translation Fail Of The Day

Spotted in Jerusalem:

ignorance on road



In Hebrew, “?????” can either mean “holes” (when pronounced borot) or “ignorance” (when pronounced booroot). They’ve gone with option 2, which seems to be Google Translate’s first choice.

Anyone who has ever driven in Israel knows this sign probably makes more sense with the error!


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A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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