Talk about a monumental blunder, NPR was forced to back away from a tweet that celebrated women running for office in Mexico over a mangled Spanish translation.
“We deleted this tweet due to the use of the incorrect Spanish phrase to say “the year of the woman.” The phrase is ‘el año de la mujer,'” the liberal media organization said in a correction.
We deleted this tweet due to the use of the incorrect Spanish phrase to say "the year of the woman." The phrase is "el año de la mujer." pic.twitter.com/91aLahQ24Y
— NPR (@NPR) June 30, 2018
And while NPR was a little coy about the reasoning behind the tweet being deleted, social media was more than willing to fill the gap.
Let me explain:
El año de la mujer = The year of the woman.
El ano de la mujer = The anus of the woman
— 🔪 SúperStabby🔪 (@SuperAndrea) July 1, 2018
Quite a difference, huh? And a good example of why the tilde matters!
Some social media users jumped on the colossal mistake to highlight the need for diversity in the newsroom, as in more Latinos:
ano = anus
año = year
So does diversity in a newsroom. https://t.co/Ty5ckbL5tq
— ǝlʇʇʎl ɐssılǝɯ (@melissalyttle) June 30, 2018
“El ano de la mujer”
Why we need the Ñ. Oh, and Latinos in newsrooms! https://t.co/i722ttOOOr
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) June 30, 2018
You guys need “el año de la diversidad.”
— Marissa (@mvilla822) June 30, 2018
Others just wanted to have some fun at the expense of the liberal organization:
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) July 1, 2018
So close and yet…
— Lily S. Axelrod (@LilySAxelrod) July 1, 2018
Ahhh, a gift to high school Spanish teachers for years to come.
— Nick Brooke (@Hi_Dr_Nick) June 30, 2018
— Est.1983 (@Inked_Banana) July 1, 2018
— Mary Jane (@jesuislehbic) June 30, 2018
The Anus of The Woman would be a great title for an album by world-renowned creep Robin Thicke.
— Justin (@AdmiralOfAges) July 1, 2018
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