“Check” Flag Welcomes Czech Prime Minister to Pakistan

What’s wrong with this picture?

Adil Najam, founding editor of the All Things Pakistan blog, was driving back from the airport in Islamabad when he noticed a banner welcoming Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek to the capital city. A kind notion, for sure, but there’s one problem: whoever created the banner used a “check” flag instead of a Czech flag.

“I rushed back to see if I would figure out who was responsible for this little gaffe and maybe alert them to the mistake before the Czech PM arrived,” writes Adil. “Unfortunately, it turned out that the Czech PM was already here.”

Adil’s theory — and I tend to agree with him — is the person responsible for designing the banner mistakenly Google’d “check flag” instead of “Czech flag”.

See what I mean? [via]