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Czech tabloid invented a new U.S. state: Southern California

In Language, Media on November 23, 2009 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,

There have been numerous cases when U.S. media showed their lack of knowledge of the world geography. Once in a while CNN graphics would put the Czech Republic next to Iraq (see below), or France…etc. But it seems like Czech media have problems of their own, too, especially when they use news agencies mindlessly, without “reading” them:

According to this article from the Blesk daily, there is a U.S. state called “Southern California”. The person who translated this article probably thought that the fact that “Southern” has the capital S must mean that it is part of the name.

CNN blooper🙂

One Response to “Czech tabloid invented a new U.S. state: Southern California”

  1. Haha that’s pretty funny🙂

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