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November 03, 2008

Lost in translation

E-mail error ends up on road sign

The English* is clear enough to lorry drivers - but the Welsh reads "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."

When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.

Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".

So that was what went up under the English version which barred lorries from a road near a supermarket.

* "No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only"

Posted by joke du jour at November 3, 2008 06:13 PM

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