Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Flame has been Nook'd

A publisher by mistake replaced every instance in the Nook version of War And Peace of "Kindle" with "Nook". That is hilarious.

As I was reading, I came across this sentence: "It was as if a light had been Nookd in a carved and painted lantern...." Thinking this was simply a glitch in the software, I ignored the intrusive word and continued reading. Some pages later I encountered the rogue word again. With my third encounter I decided to retrieve my hard cover book and find the original (well, the translated) text. 
For the sentence above I discovered this genuine translation: "It was as if a light had been kindled in a carved and painted lantern...." 

People who mess with peace and war this way should be nook'd. 

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