Shabbat Special: Bad Hebrew T-Shirts

8:46 AM Anis Widayanti 0 Comments

When looking to get a Hebrew tattoo you'll often be advised to get a shirt instead. It's good, solid advice.

Hebrew mishaps don't stop at tattoos, however. And so today we'll explore the wonderland of amateurishly composed Hebrew T-Shirts!


God Answers... Vivoo vi vi vo - I very much doubt God ever said anythiung like that! Well, he could, if he were imitating bad French, maybe.



Supposedly it says Hashem, "The Name", in Hebrew. Hashem is used by Jews to refer to God while not saying his name explicitly (in vain).

What does it really say? YHWH - God's most sacred name on top, and Yehoshua, a random name, on the bottom. Bad research!



Now this one is supposed to say Jesus (Yeshua), but due to a wrong letter, it ends up as a totally meaningless "Isra".


And this is supposedly "Long Island", which very unfortunately reads more like "Leng Ishlend" in Hebrew.



This one has the English translation of "tolerance", on the bottom, but the Hebrew word is written in the wrong direction. Therefore "Sovlanut" (tolerance) turns into "Tunnelbus" which sounds kind of funny.


This Hebrew shirt is a special favorite of mine. It was supposed to say "Red Sox" in Hebrew letters, but instead spells out "Rad Sex".


And the shirt above? It's simply annoying. "I love Christmas", written using a "Hebrewlike Font" or whatever it might be called. An English font fashioned to look like Hebrew letters. Very uncomfortable to read. Not pretty either. Don't use it kids!

All shirts were found in shops on Cafepress and Zazzle. Wear them at your own risk!

Want a properly spelled Hebrew t-shirt? These Zazzle stores were checked and confirmed to have correct Hebrew spellings: Hebrew Store, The WORD in Hebrew, Rotem Gear, Makor Hebrew.

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