Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Found in Translation

The U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan named its transition process from foreign to local security forces "Inteqal," which means "transfer" in Dari and Pashto, the country's two main languages. In Urdu, the official language of neighbouring Pakistan, it means "dead." - Harper's Weekly

1 comment:

  1. Oops, this is not true. In Urdu it means transfer too. It does have some vague connotation of death though... Damn you Harper's!