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We all make mistakes, and this proves it.

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon May 24, 2010 7:22 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... lling.html

typos mistakes always make fun news and remind me that I'm not alone in my endless errors. I did like how the building is named after Sidgwick and the comments about the doors being too slow was quite funny.
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Re: We all make mistakes, and this proves it.

Postby Adelheid » Tue May 25, 2010 8:50 pm

And I like how the URL talks about a "Latin-inscription" ... :lol:
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Re: We all make mistakes, and this proves it.

Postby spiphany » Wed May 26, 2010 6:03 am

meh, unfortunately this story sounds familiar...

A couple of years a ago the University of Colorado completed its new law school complex, which includes a nice marble sign on the path by the entrance, inscribed with the motto of the university: λαμψατω το φως υμων
Apparently whoever was in charge with the inscription knew no Greek, because some of the letters were mixed up (I don't remember exactly what - it may have been π for μ, or w instead of ω, something like that)...in any case, I know one of my friends made a point of taking a photo to document the unfortunate state of affairs.

I'm not sure whether any of the classicists who noticed have been so kind as to inform the university of the mistake...as far as I know, the sign with its mangled Greek is still there.
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ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
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Re: We all make mistakes, and this proves it.

Postby Scribo » Wed May 26, 2010 9:47 am

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