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    Free booze... or not...

    I can't help but smile when translations go astray. In Wales, virtually all road and street signs are bilingual, and many of the larger stores have bilingual signs indoors too. Mostly this is straightforward, but sometimes it goes gloriously astray, probably because someone has relied rather too heavily on Google Translate...

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8874641.html
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    Re: Free booze... or not...

    Lol Great story! Thanks for the share.
    Not the same thing but this totally reminded me of:

    “Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”
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    Benny Hill produced some classic moments!

    Have you ever come across the late Irish comic, Dave Allen? One of the funniest ever - not sure whether he made it in the US though.
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    Re: Free booze... or not...

    I don't recall seeing him in anything in the US but I probably did catch some of his material while I lived in Germany, though I can't recall anything specific at the moment. I just watched some youtube clips and he's quite wonderful
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    I saw Dave Allen live in Cardiff many years ago. Laughed so much I wet myself!
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    Re: Free booze... or not...

    Brilliant! It's an occasional occurence in Irish as well. I'll keep an eye out for the next humourous example I notice.

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