They tell us the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award is a big deal. They would let you believe that it is "their most prestigious honour". It's in all the world's newspapers, so it must be quite important. You'd think then, that the high profile people in charge of choosing and awarding this wonderful honour WOULD SPELL THE RECIPIENT'S FUCKING NAME RIGHT!
Please, behold this beautiful image of Nelson Mandela with his award, as kindly donated to the Yak by REUTERS:
Happy Madiba with his namesake's award
Ok, so it's subtle, but it's still bloody WRONG!
The former South African president's name is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, NOT Rolihlalha. Big deal, you say. But you tell me how great you feel every time you get a certificate with someone else's name on it, or they leave out the umlaut on your u...
We feel your pain Madiba. And now we share in it.
Posted by the yak on Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 1:03 AM | Permalink | Comments