Taos, NM – Dr. Sterling Hogbein, of the Hogbein Institute and Pro Shop, admits his recent version of The Bhagavad Gita contained one all important mistranslation. Typically the Vedic words Tat tvam asi mean “thou art that.” Dr. Hogbein, admittedly inebriated at the time, inserted an erroneous word creating the phrase “Tat tvam paikhana,” which roughly translates as: “Thou Art Loose Stool.”
Dr. Hogbein further complicated his mistake by repeatedly referring to Brahman, the godhead of Hindu mythology, as the great ‘paikhana-head.’ This blasphemy set off a veritable paikhana storm across parts of the already bitchy Indus Valley region.
One reader warned that any further affronts to Krishna and the “paikhana would really hit the palm frond.”
Hogbein defended his actions by adding “paikhana happens,” and then mooned the press to punctuate his point.
The aged archeologist has cancelled his upcoming conference in Paikhanastan for obvious reasons.