Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Listen up or mobilise? Lost in translation

A nice example of how one media source can differ from another, and all merged at

"The general mobilisation of ants... (I) hope citizens receiving this message will not take bus lines 54, 64 and 84 tomorrow morning," the Southern Metropolitan Daily quoted the message as saying.

"Listen up, ants," the text started, according to the newspaper. "If you receive this message, please don't take bus route 54, 64 or 84."

Reuters offers the general mobilsation call, the NYT correspondent goes for a more, dare I say it, American take: Listen up (dudes).

International Herald Tribune
New York Times

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