Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lebanese Army ad - with an Arabic mistake

I am in despair. The Lebanese Army just released its ad for the Independence Day "give your country you heart" with a classical fighting scene (with a flag included). The problem? It has an error in the headline! Sadly this will be almost impossible to explain to my non-Arabic speakers but if you do know Arabic here's the issue. Instead of قلبك they wrote البك - is it a big deal? You bet it is. My taxi driver and myself both misread it and it confuses the written with the spoke Arabic giving credit to neither. Pity!