Friday, April 20, 2007

I guess "Doo-Doo Brown" wasn't available?

Chinese translation error blamed for slur on sofa label

Doris Moore was shocked when her new couch was delivered to her Toronto home
with a label that used a racial slur to describe the dark brown shade of the
upholstery. The situation was even more alarming for Moore because it was
her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out "nigger brown" on the tag.

The best part of this story comes from this quote:
"It's amazing. I've been here since 1972 and I never knew the meaning of this word," said Vanaik, a native of India.

Call me a grizzled veteran, but I gotta tell ya, that's some naive person!

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