Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No Respect?

I picked up a Rider Report Card Multi-Lingual Brochure today and was fascinated by what languages made and didn't make the cut.

The information was available in 14 languages, including the usuals like English, Chinese, and Spanish. But in lieu of languages you might expect to see such as French, German, and Japanese, other languages included were Haitian Creole, Hebrew AND Yiddish, Polish, Bengali, and Urdu. Yiddish, really? I guess they probably know what they are doing with this thing, I just found it amusing. Furthermore, people who speak French and German at least are probably more likely to know English or another language on the list than Bengali speakers, so that might be part of the reasoning behind their exclusion.

1 comment:

  1. Koffler, correct me if I'm wrong here. But German speakers could probably get by with the Yiddish, if they can atleast read the Hebraic letters. French and Japanese are still out of luck.