Blooper: Govt portal reads Car festival as Cart festival
Bhubaneswar: The state government’s official website—www.orissa.gov.in—providing vital information on the developments has drawn sarcasm from several quarters after a blooper came to light.
“If we literally translate this for a non-Oriya or for any translation purpose, we can only put it as ‘Chariot Festival.’ Even ‘Car’ can be used since it has been traditionally used. But to me ‘cart’ is not the appropriate usage of the word,” said Dr Himanshu Sekhar Mohapatrta, HoD, English Department, Utkal University.
While most of the portals and national English dailies transcribe this as ‘Rath Yatra,’ the way the state government portal has intended to attract the eyeballs has been marred with ambiguity.