Funny newspaper gaffes demonstrates just how funny can newspaper gaffes be sometimes. My all-time favorite is the gaffe in an Israeli newspaper from a generation ago. It was about a woman who owes 1000 nights to a tax collector (the Israeli word for night – layla – can easily be a misspelling for the name of the former Israeli monetary unit – lira, if both are written in Hebrew).

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.