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Monday, November 03, 2008

Lost in Translation

As you may know all road signs in Wales have to be in English and Welsh. Officials at Swansea council sent a request for the following phrase to be translated.

No entry for heavy good vehicles. Residential site only.


They got a prompt response back saying:

Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o byrd. Anfonwch unrhyw waith i'w giefieithu


The sign was made up and installed. Unfortunately the council got a bit of a shock when Welsh speakers pointed out that the bit in Welsh said

I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated


If you want to see the sign clicke here

5 comments:

Tricia said...

LOL - Council workers with red faces now doubt.

oldcrow61 said...

Ha, ha, ha, so funny!

Dawn said...

eek, glad I don't work in Wales!!

Pete said...

dawn - I thought of you :D

GardenAuthor said...

Thanks for the smile ~ Deb