Graham Norton related the following story on his show last week, in honour of his guest, Welsh legend Tom Jones. Norton’s staff are excellent at picking up funny stories from the internet.
When making this bilingual sign, the Swansea Council emailed the office they use for Welsh translations, including the text required. The council received a reply and made up the sign.
Translated back into English the text below the arrow says:
Please send any work to be translated.
I hope the Irish councils take a bit more care when using auto responders — and making road signs!
Thanks to www.theinternetpatrol.com for image and details.