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Tom Christie Makes Fun of Offshore Typists in LA Weekly

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Tom Christie at the LA Weekly interviews LACMA’s Michael Govan, and it’s all art, art, money, and art. The fun starts when the Weekly sends the interview tape to India for transcription (which is insane, as there are perfectly fine local services that are fast, accurate, and well-priced.) Christie writes:

The results were sometimes puzzling and often amusing. The strangely named figure Migetti was, of course, The Getty, while and four halls turned out to be Andy Warhol. Gentler pipe stood in for gentrified. And when Govan used the expression a pig in a poke, it was translated as the rather wonderful A Pagan of Poke.

But my favorite misspelling was for Eli Broad, who, as everyone knows, is no Eli Broke.

Of course, this would be considered racist or at least insensitive if the National Review ran such a piece.

Why isn’t Christie keeping jobs in Southern California?

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