how to make a traffic jam

November 3, 2008

Okay, this is a work disaster.

The Welsh text on this sign in Swansea, which apparently arrived back with amazing speed when the sign guys emailed their text to the translator, begins: “I am not in the office at the moment…”

So what’s the solution? My old dad would have had a few suggestions.

Less haste, more speed.
Never assume anything.
Use your noggin.
Get a second opinion.
Always proofread everything.

Thanks go to that admirable chap Steerforth at The Age of Uncertainty.


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