14 October 2013

What would Lesus do?

Sorry folks, I couldn't resist it. A set of gold, silver and bronze medals commemorating the first year of the pontificate of Pope Francis, produced by the Italian State Mint, went on sale in Vatican stores last week. But not for long. They were quickly withdrawn when a slight flaw was noticed. Jesus was misspelled Lesus.

What's next—Lod? The Virgin Lary? The Italian Mint would be well advised to hire a proofreader if they are going to do any more work for the Vatican. Or before they start producing bumper stickers.

Four lucky people did very well out of the Mint's lapse, however. They managed to purchase medals before they were withdrawn from the stores. Those medals will be worth—if you'll pardon the pun—a mint some day.

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