Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Bad Hebrew Tattoos

It is bad enough to wear a linguistic booboo on a t-shirt, say for instance you don't read the language and don't realize it actually says "I saw the Potato." (An exception may be made for linguists who like to correct misprinted shirts with fabric paint.) It is ever so much worse to get a tattoo in a language you don't know fluently. Glaring errors are not only possible but common, and tattoo typos are difficult or impossible to fix.

However, Bad Hebrew Tattoos is a fascinating blog. It offers not only photos of bad Hebrew tattoos but also linguistic breakdowns of the errors, tagged by type. For people who enjoy the challenges of Hebrew, this will be a riot. After all, it is a language of scholars, so of course it enjoys playing jokes on the ignorant...
Tags: art, humor, linguistics, photography
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