(video via ScrappleFace)
Lost in Translation: A U.S. Gift to Russia. Highlights of the story:
- US Secretary of State shows up with gag gift.
- Gag has symbollic meaning: we want the Russians to push the red button??
- Amateur translators use the wrong word on said gift
- Secretary of State mispronounces names, gets historical facts wrong
Somewhere, Condoleezza Rice (who’s fluent in Russian), is playing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and feeling vindicated.