Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Che sera sera

A bit of hypercorrection on the dance desk at the Paper of Record, perhaps?

A dance review on Dec. 26 about Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca, at the Lucille Lortel Theater, misstated a word in a line sung by Manuel Gago. He sang: “Ay! Que pena!,” not: “Ay! Che pena!”

Could be worse. If it had gone through the foreign desk, it might have ended up "Ay! Ernesto 'Che' pena!"

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Anonymous M.C. said...

Perhaps this person thought the quote was Italian, for which che might have worked, instead of Spanish. At least it was a Romance language goof.

3:18 PM, January 06, 2010  
Blogger fev said...

Yeah, I wonder whether someone was thinking "it's art, it must be Italian." Tho you'd like to think "flamenco" would be kind of a clue.

9:26 PM, January 06, 2010  

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