MonteCarlo makes big typo**spoiler**

Max G.

Legend
I'd guess it might be pretty insulting... he just won the deciding Davis Cup rubber for his country, and yet a major tournament website messes up his country affiliation.

If he even knows about it. I wouldn't think that he spends much time on that website - maybe to check scores, but I would really doubt that he reads the articles, especially since they're in English.

My guess is that he'd be offended if he saw it, but he probably hasn't.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
theJuniorACE said:
http://montecarlo.masters-series.com/en/news/stories/06_wednesday.asp

Well here in this article(on the left of JCF's pic) off the MonTe Carlo Masters Series site, they claim that Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina, is from chile.

Although i no its not that big of a deal, i would find it a problem if i was Chela simply because the people in charge of updateing the site, should be double checking all the information posted
That happens a lot. Journalists, who regularly recognize the various countries in North America, don't seem to do the same with respect to South America.
 

chess9

Hall of Fame
What's the big deal? Chile is just a "burb" of Argentina anyway! :)

Darn Third World countries are just getting too uppity these days. They get one tennis player and they think we should be able to find them on the map.... :)

Chile is right next to Checkyslovakia, right? (che, chi)

-Robert
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VamosRafa said:
That happens a lot. Journalists, who regularly recognize the various countries in North America, don't seem to do the same with respect to South America.
Nailed it, I think.
The brain works in mysterious ways. Subconsciously, when a typist, a journalist, factchecker or editor sees CHela, and they think South America, they feel comfortable with CHile, even if, intellectually, they know it should be ARG.
It has happened more than once: when they see Blake and think of him, they feel comfortable writing Black. This has happened on the aTp site.

Ask someone to say coast ten times. Then ask them what the name of that thing is that they place into a toaster. 8 or 9 out of 10 will say toast instead of bread.

Slihgtly missplel almst aech end evry wrd in a sentnece. Jsut abuot evryone wlli tsill nuderstnad teh entrire snetence.
 

FuZz_Da_AcE

Rookie
slice bh compliment said:
Slihgtly missplel almst aech end evry wrd in a sentnece. Jsut abuot evryone wlli tsill nuderstnad teh entrire snetence.
Altalcuy, you hvae to mkae srue taht the frsit and lsat lertets of ecah wrod are in the smae pclae, tehn popele wlil nuderstnad the snetcene and its cnotxet.
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
My favorite is when 'journalists' call players from RSA Russian. Yeah, Chris Haggard is so Russian sounding.
 

Max G.

Legend
norcal said:
My favorite is when 'journalists' call players from RSA Russian. Yeah, Chris Haggard is so Russian sounding.
Yeah, I remember one day seeing an article about "Wesley Moodie (RSA) from Russia..."

...and then the next day was even worse - they changed it to "Wesley Moodie (SAF) from South Africa".

Apparently, if they don't like the proper abbreviation, then they make up their own ;)

They fixed it to the correct version a couple of days later, but it was amusing while it lasted.
 

diegaa

Hall of Fame
chess9 said:
What's the big deal? Chile is just a "burb" of Argentina anyway! :)

Darn Third World countries are just getting too uppity these days. They get one tennis player and they think we should be able to find them on the map....

Chile is right next to Checkyslovakia, right? (che, chi)

-Robert
wow, chess, where have u been for the last 15 years? :confused: You missed lots of stuff.
Here´s an update:
Czechoslovakia doesnt exist anymore. There r 2 countries now: Czec Republic and Slovakia.
The expression 3rd world countries is obsolet. As long as theres no more 2nd world countries, you have to call them "developing countries".


:mrgreen:
 

Shabazza

Legend
diegaa said:
wow, chess, where have u been for the last 15 years? :confused: You missed lots of stuff.
Here´s an update:
Czechoslovakia doesnt exist anymore. There r 2 countries now: Czec Republic and Slovakia.
The expression 3rd world countries is obsolet. As long as theres no more 2nd world countries, you have to call them "developing countries".


:mrgreen:
I'm sure he knows ;)
 
Max G. said:
Yeah, I remember one day seeing an article about "Wesley Moodie (RSA) from Russia..."

...and then the next day was even worse - they changed it to "Wesley Moodie (SAF) from South Africa".

Apparently, if they don't like the proper abbreviation, then they make up their own ;)

They fixed it to the correct version a couple of days later, but it was amusing while it lasted.
Next on a very special ATP Tour magazine: national abbreviations and the journalists who butcher them.

My favorite ones are BIH and SCG. I love CIV, too.

That's Bosnia i Hercegovina, Serbia-Montenegro and Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast).
 

sotua

Rookie
chess9 said:
What's the big deal? Chile is just a "burb" of Argentina anyway! :)
Not true - if that were the case, we (Chile) wouldn't suck as bad as we do in fútbol... :rolleyes:

Anyway, to a lot of people it's a bigger slip than you guys think - think calling a korean "japanese", or a french "english". Chile silently aided the british during the Falklands war (ever wonder why Maggie Thatcher was so defensive of Pinochet?), Argentina extorted a chunk of land from Chile when Chile was at war with Perú and Bolivia, stuff like that. These days it's all love and trade (I certainly love Buenos Aires ;)), but there are some old wounds which sometimes bleed a little.
 
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splink779

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They said Nadal will next face Gaston Gaudio the 2004 champ. Lol
 
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