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Welcome to the April edition of Friday Funnies, Auerbach International’s monthly presentation of the humorous but critical foibles of amateur translations and interpreters. Enjoy!

  • A sign outside of a Paris dress shop read, “Dresses for street walking.”
  • A New Zealand restaurant announced its aggressive schedule, “Open seven days a week, and weekends too.”
  • Former President Carter, on a trip to Poland, was misquoted by his interpreter.  Carter said “I left the United States this morning.” but the interpreter quoted him to have said “I left the United States, never to return.”
  • During the same visit, President Carter stated that he was happy to be in Poland but was quoted as saying “… happy to grasp at Poland’s private parts.”
  • A hotel in Acapulco proudly exclaimed, “The Manager has Personally Passed All the Water Served Here.”

We hope these faux pas have placed a laughing asterisk at the end of your busy week.

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Chris Hempel
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