Language, Politics

Why did the Iraqi Chicken cross the road?

There are a bunch of different answers, but here is the one offered by army translators:

Chicken he corss street because bad she tangle regulation. Future chicken table against my request.

That’s from a joke made by an army translator herself! It seems the military only trains its people to speak Modern Standard Arabic, which means that they are doing the equivalent of trying to speak Latin to Italian speakers, since they don’t understand Iraqi.