Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Something new from Google Maps…

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When you look at maps of the Middle East (which I was just now, hypothetically), image all the place names are in Arabic – except in Israel, where they’re in… um, English.

This bothers me, probably more than it should.

Just like the growing interest in Arabic lessons for English-speaking children, it confirms for me that the Arab bloc is a rising superpower and there’s not much we can do about it.

That makes me nervous.

Postscript:  I’m not nervous anymore!  I double-checked and Greece – NOT a rising superpower – also gets place names in its own language.  So I guess it’s just Hebrew they don’t like.

Wait a minute… now I’m nervous again.

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