April Friday Funnies – Ask for Bottled Water
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 Polands 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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