Translation Error

[Picture of Computer Generated sign displaying 'Translation Server Error']COMPUTERS ARE NOT PERFECT!

When it comes to translation (as we know only too well here “En Afghanistan“), a lot can go wrong, sometimes it is a surprising result, other times it is no result at all.  Click on the picture to enlarge.

One wonders how long it would take before someone who could understand English would notice the problem and alert the authorities to the problem!

Things are getting worse when we overly rely on Computers and the Internet; there is no substitute for common sense.

Under The Spell


Bella Napoli Shawlands Shop Sign with Spelling Error

Despite a variety of alterations and modifications to the restaurant and shop over the years, Bella Napoli in Shawlands has never seen fit to fix the sign with the spelling mistake — even though it is the first thing you see when you walk in the door! (Click on the picture to enlarge).

This sign has been there from the very first day the place opened (which was when I first noticed that they couldn’t spell “sandwiches”). I would even forgive the weird extra apostrophe at the end of “Deli”, but not the extra “H”!

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