Wales seems to be the favourite place for translation fails in road signs.
Last year Swansea made a big mess-up when it came to translation of English text into the Welsh language.
Now it’s Cardiff’s turn.
This roadsign was spotted in St Mary St. in the centre of Cardiff’s busy shopping area.
The BBC reports that the sign says “pedestrians look left” in English, but that the Welsh “cerddwyr edrychwch i’r dde” translates back as “pedestrians look right”.
Maybe trying to catch the tourists out? 🙂
Just spotted this taxi driver obviously taking a break in Maindy Road in Cardiff.
I guess he never knew that he even been photographed !
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So some strange goings on in Cardiff Bay as revealed by Google Street View. Street View has provoked some controversy and some interesting comments over privacy issues but at the end of the day it doesn’t actually show anything that isn’t publicly available to someone walking down the street on the day that the photos were taken.
However, it has shown up some really bizarre things going on in the streets, even in our own Cardiff Bay. The Street View snapshot above shows what appears to be a ghost in Cardiff Bay!!
Some people seem to think that it’s related to the wormhole situated in Cardiff Bay shown in Torchwood. I think it’s more likely somebody advertising the forthcoming Mary Poppins show in the Cardiff Bay Millennium Centre 🙂
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I took this picture down in Langland Bay last summer. It’s a favourite spot for surfers in the Gower and the wind was really strong on this day so the surf was up.
I got some good action shots using a long lens.
This guy was quite a way out and I took the picture hand-held so it’s a bit unsharp but the you can see the fear on the guy’s face! Much better than I can do though!
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A classic from the BBC News site today. The sign pictured left was erected in Swansea. The Welsh translation translates back as “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.”
A classic copy and paste error. 🙂
See the original BBC article here for full details. Photo copyright BBC.