Dalai Lama’s ‘Forget’ Confused For Curse
October 19, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., (UPI) — Students at Brown University in Rhode Island were shocked when a stenographer closed captioning a Dalai Lama speech mistakenly wrote down a profane phrase.
The audience of students, watching the subtitles during the 14th Dalai Lama’s speech on world peace at the school’s auditorium Wednesday, said the stenographer confused the word “forget” for a four-letter euphemism for fornication followed by the word “it,” The Independent reported Friday.
“If you feel these points are not much relevant — not much interest,” the New York Daily News quoted the 77-year-old religious leader as saying during his speech, “then forget.”
“The Dalai Lama’s last word of the day, verified by his personal translator, was ‘forget,'” Brown University spokesperson Darlene Crist told the Daily News. She said the school “regrets any confusion caused by the transcription.”