HOME
        TheInfoList






Original file(1,280 × 850 pixels, file size: 453 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Description
English: This is a pack of cigarettes you can buy in Bosnia. As you can see, it says the exact same thing ("Smoking is harmful to you and those around you") three times; twice in the Latin alphabet and one in the Cyrillic alphabet. Why is that? That is Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian respectively. The language people in the Balkans speak is essentially the same, and the Serbs call it Serbian, the Croats call it Croatian, and Montenegrins call it Montenegrin. But since Bosnia is a multi-ethnic entity, they officially call it Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. This sort of political correctness seems to be common now in Bosnia: the director of Sarajevo's museums refused to speak to the FT Weekend Magazine "for fear of saying something that might irritate any ethnic group". License plates use only letters T, K, J, O, A - they are the same in the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. Full gallery: www.m1key.me/photography/sarajevo/
Date
Source Political correctness in Bosnia
Author Michał Huniewicz
Camera location43° 51′ 28.78″ N, 18° 25′ 19.24″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

Licensing

w:en:Creative Commons
attribution
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Checked copyright icon.svg This image was originally posted to Flickr by M1key.me at https://www.flickr.com/photos/91418149@N03/14151146675. It was reviewed on by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current11:21, 11 June 2014Thumbnail for version as of 11:21, 11 June 20141,280 × 850 (453 KB)Smooth OTransferred from Flickr via Flickr2commons
The following pages on the English use this file (pages on other projects are not listed):

Global file usage

The following other wikis use this file:

Metadata