Sunday, February 11, 2007

Inverse Gratefulness

I saw this banner on the facade of the church from the previous posting. The URL means "". Although the web site doesn't contain helpful content I guess it's about a religious campaign and about showing gratfulness to god.
Well, maybe the banner works quite the contrary.
The reason is the top level domain ".net".
In Bavarian and Franconian slang the word "net" means "not". Therefore if you read the URL out loud it sounds like "i-thank-you-not" and I doubt that this is the intention of the inventor. Probably the author of the banner has no idea about the local slang.

The banner made me smile anyway.
Just kidding - not.

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