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Communication, they has it... NOT - dorsetgirl
June 1st, 2010
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Communication, they has it... NOT
This amused me...

Apparently Swansea Council emailed their in-house translation service for the Welsh equivalent of "No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only".

They got some Welsh words back and duly put them up on the road sign (all official road signs in Wales are bilingual).

Unfortunately, the Welsh words they got back actually mean "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".

Many thanks to the BBC for the story!

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Date:June 1st, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
*giggle!snorts* They got the automated "I'm on holiday" message. (Well, part of it, anyway.) AND PUT IT UP! *giggles more*
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Date:June 1st, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
You really couldn't make it up...
Date:June 1st, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Ah me, bureaucratic fail strikes again.
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Date:June 1st, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the mind boggles, really. I mean, what if the reply had said "Fuck off, English wanker, and buy a dictionary."
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