20 October 2006

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (86) . . . The Sequel!

This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Agence France-Presse (from Thursday, October 19; link good at time of posting):
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen — savaged by the government of Kazakhstan for his bitingly satirical new film on the Central Asian state — might justifiably feel vindicated.

On Thursday it emerged that the incorrect spelling "bankh" appears instead of "bank" on the country's newly issued currency.

The error affects 80% of all new notes for 2,000- and 5,000-tenge — roughly the equivalent of $15 and $40, respectively. Because the mistake is so widespread, officials for the central bank decided to forego a mass recall and allowed the offending tender into circulation.

[Previous TGIS]

No comments: