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Pedobear, Olympics

I started getting messages last night (which would have been first thing in the morning in the Netherlands) that a TV guide magazine, "Avrobode" published out of Hilversum, North Holland in the Netherlands has repeated the mistake.

Unlike Polish, I can read a little Dutch (my mother is a Belgian emigrée, who, incidentally, passed up a chance to be on the Belgian Olympic team to emigrate to Canada) so I don't have to rely on second-hand translations. There actually isn't anything wrong with any of the text and there is no mention of Pedobear. What's funny here is they talk about "the three mascots" (De drie mascottes) and go on the describe them with pretty much straight translations from the official descriptions, yet with Mukmuk included, they have an image of five characters. How could anyone not notice that there might be something amiss with that?


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Feb. 11th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
I saw this exact copy in english somewhere this morning, can't remember where though!
Feb. 11th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Oy vey iz mir...
It also made a German newspaper: "Die Glocke" (The Bell) from the Kreis Gütersloh district in the northeast of Nordrhein-Westfalens.

And in which section of that newspaper did it appear, you ask?

The children's section.

Feb. 12th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
that, lol, is just ridiculous
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
O mijn god ik had gehoopt dat wij niet zo dom waren maar toch.. wat een idioten XD
Feb. 13th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
A wider perspective view of the Dutch magazine, if you want it:
Feb. 13th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm keeping a collection of these things and this is much appreciated.
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