As scores of international dignitaries gathered in Johannesburg to bid a solemn farewell to global icon Nelson Mandela, the Spanish press marked the occasion by screwing up as many of their names as possible.
Here’s El Mundo, casually flubbing the name of the world’s most powerful man:
La Razón couldn’t be bothered with either the president of Brazil or the secretary-general of the United Nations:
Poor Ban Ki-moon also suffered orthographic abuse—twice—in different ways—in the same paragraph!—at the hands of La Voz de Galicia:
Meanwhile, over at RTVE, George Bush is apparently now French, whereas the president of France is not:
In case you thought it couldn’t get any worse, here’s El Mundo again, sullying the name of Oprah Winfrey:
To their credit (I guess), nobody got creative with M-A-N-D-E-L-A.