Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night…

In 2006, a student in Russia sent an e-mail to a friend in France, asking for a Harry Potter book to be sent to her. Unbeknownst to the French student, her computer was not set up to display the Cyrillic characters in the mailing address correctly, so she simply copied down the Latin characters with diacritics which the computer erroneously displayed. Luckily for her friend in Russia, some very clever postal employees realized what the error was, figured out how the address should read, and made sure the package got where it was supposed to be.

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