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16 August, 2006

Taking the....

Vale of Glamorgan Council provides even temporary road signs in both Welsh and English – as they should, of course.  However, a slight clue that they're merely meeting a statutory obligation, and that their recruitment policy might be a little lacking, is that they translated 'Cyclists Dismount' as 'Llid y Bledren Dymchwelyd'.

That's (approximately and ungrammatically) 'Bladder Disease Upset'. Either a bilingual staff member drafted it as a joke, and it somehow received approval unchallenged, or the Council's Highways Department doesn't employ a Welsh speaker and this is the typical result of online translation software.

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