Factually Wrong: Fake Sign

~ABIRTH3

This isn’t a sign you’d expect to find anywhere that uses the Arabic alphabet. It has two huge mistakes:

  1. The letters aren’t connected. Arabic, even in print, is written in what we’d call cursive. Barack Obama, for example, is spelled باراك اوباما (check with Google Translate to verify).
  2. Arabic is written from right to left. The letters for “Barack Obama” are written here left to right.

This seems to be the result of a lazy cut and paste.

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One thought on “Factually Wrong: Fake Sign

  1. It also isn’t a sign you’d expect to find anywhere in Kenya, as they don’t use Arabic there. The official languages are English and Swahili, both using Latin script.

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