Monday, January 03, 2011

Bad Translation of the Day

Here it is:
"Freedom of speech has been stolen from wizened students by the police and the prosecution, because they believe it is deserved only by radical and post-Zionist academicians, who call on Arabs to refrain from renting to Jews in their neighborhoods," they said in a statement.
Who are these "wizened students"? Obviously the Hebrew original was "Talmidei Chachamim" which could be translated literally as "students of the wise" but really should be translated as "Torah scholars".

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