London shopping centre in translation gaffe

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liz askew  Identity Verified
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Machine translation? Jul 25, 2012

I wouldn't be surprised. I bet there are loads of translation gaffes during this period.

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Not necessarily Jul 26, 2012

Not necessarily machine translation. They must’ve used a program incapable of properly rendering the Arab script to print out the banners.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Same thing happened elsewhere Jul 26, 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18911599

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Annelise Brincker  Identity Verified
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Also in Denmark Jul 26, 2012

And here in Denmark a classic is the camping site that had just installed new toilets and advertised their "delicious handicapfriendly toilets". Bon appetit!

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