Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bankers...



The Kazakhstan central bank has misspelled the word "bank" on its new notes, officials said on Wednesday. The bank plans to put the misprinted notes into circulation in November and then gradually withdraw them to correct the spelling. It seems the spirit of Borat Sagdiyev is alive and well in Kazakhstan.

2 comments:

Ellee said...

How was it spelt? Will anyone there notice the difference anyway?

istanbultory said...

The Kazakh word for bank is the Cyrillic form of "bank". On the new note, the word was written with an alternate Kazakh form of the letter K, which has a slightly different pronunciation. Contentious stuff, obviously. Especially in a country with a bit of an image problem. Thanks to Sascha Baron Cohen in the main.