When, in the 1960s, NASA astronauts preparing for flight to the Moon,
some training carried out in the Arizona desert
in the territories of the Indians Navajo reservation.
Once the old Indian and his son grazed sheep and stumbled upon one such a command.
The old man, who spoke only the language of the Navajo.
He asked his son, who spoke in English:
"What they do these people in big white suits" One member of the escort team answered that they practiced for a flight to the moon. The old man asked if he could send them to the moon message
NASA employees have scented good publicity and quickly agreed.
They gave the old man a tape recorder, and he wrote a short message on the Navajo language.
Son refused to translate it into English.
Later, representatives from NASA gave to listen to the message
to other Navajo Indians. They all laughed,
but none of them did not want to translate the message
of the old man in English, referring to the difficulties of translation.
Finally, representatives from NASA turned to the well-known professor-linguist - a specialist in Indian languages.
He listened to the message, laughed and translated:
Moon Brothers! Watch out for these people in both eyes -
they have come to take your land! ))
The girl could not stand the refusal and started beating the guy