Lost in translation

A town council put up a road sign which read "I am out of the office at the moment."

Swansea Council in Wales contacted its in-house translation service when designing a bilingual sign barring heavy goods vehicles from a road. As the translator was not available, they received a response in Welsh saying: "I am not in the office at the moment."

Unaware of the real meaning, officials printed the text under the correct English wording on the sign saying "No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only."

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