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DC comic calls Pakistan’s language 'Pakistanian', Twitteratti have a field day


It was supposed to be just another issue of DC Comic's Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #2; people getting into trouble, and our superheroes coming to their rescue; until it wasn't.

In the particular issue, the action takes place in Shimshal region of Pakistan. There is a blue-faced demigod messing up with a few shepherds. Cue filler dialogues.

But just like in superhero comics, just when everything seems to be going according to the plan, things fall apart.

At the bottom of the page is a footnote reading:

"All translated from Pakistanian"

For someone who is writing a comic sequence set in Pakistan, perhaps it would have helped to check what language people in Pakistan spoke, or rather, if a language does even exist. A simple Google search would have helped DC avoid the blunder.

Twitter soon got hold of the pages and some users made sure the mistake didn't go unnoticed.

First Published On : Jan 6, 2016 17:00 IST

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