Dr Mumbo

Turning Japanese

the guardian tweet japaneseThe Guardian found a novel way to spread the news of Leicester City’s remarkable achievements in winning the English Premier League this afternoon, sending out a tweet in Japanese.

In case you’re wondering what it all means here’s what Tweetdeck’s translate mode offered up to Dr Mumbo:

“Premier League Leicester City of Okazaki Shinji-latest information theguardian.com/football/live/…#LeicesterCity #LCFC Leicester Championship”

Not very helpful. Although following the link suggests it’s related to Leicester’s Japanese player, Okazaki Shinji, who is being lauded for his achievements back home.

Unbelievably it was not the most culturally cringeworthy moment from a media player on the subject on Twitter today, courtesy of Nine News’ effort earlier in the morning:

nine new leicester grand fiunal

Apart from the fact Leicester weren’t playing (the 2-2 draw to hand them the title was between title rivals Tottenham and Chelsea) the EPL is an old-fashioned league system and doesn’t have a grand final. Good effort, though.


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