[invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

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[invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 5:02 am

Why was road sign in Wales the cause of much hilarity?

EDIT: no googling please
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby GalFisk » Fri May 25, 2018 5:04 am

One sign? Did it have text? If so, the name of a place? Did it cause hilarity in its vicinity? In the news? On the web? Did it show signs (pun intended) of incompetency?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Zanreo » Fri May 25, 2018 5:47 am

Placement of the sign relevant? Anything about the sign's appearance?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 12:52 pm

GalFisk wrote:One sign? Yes Did it have text? yes If so, the name of a place? no Did it cause hilarity in its vicinity? very much so In the news? possibly but irrel On the web? yes but mostly irrelDid it show signs (pun intended) of incompetency? yes...ish
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 12:57 pm

Zanreo wrote:Placement of the sign relevant? Not particularly...
it would have been in a town
Anything about the sign's appearance? could you elucidate pls?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Earnest » Fri May 25, 2018 2:09 pm

was it hilarious because of the scenario? Was it placed in its original place? With no modifications? Was it at a crossroad? In a street? Was there something near? A shop? An house? Was a picture of the sign taken? If so relevant what appeared a part from the sign in the picture? Had it happened in another country would it have caused hilarity as well? Or is it something specific to wales? Royal wedding relevant? Was the hilarity caused mainly by the image? By the reference to someone famous? Is it a common street sign in Wales?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 2:26 pm

Earnest wrote:was it hilarious because of the scenario? what do you mean by 'scenario'? Was it placed in its original place? It was placed at the site intended for it With no modifications? Well, it was a new sign... explore though Was it at a crossroad? irrel In a street? yes Was there something near? yes A shop? yes An house? houses plural Was a picture of the sign taken? yes but mostly irrel (the photo served no purpose other than to spread hilarity on the internet) If so relevant what appeared a part from the sign in the picture? no Had it happened in another country would it have caused hilarity as well? there are a few other countries in which this could happen, in theory Or is it something specific to wales? It's definitely a Welsh thing! Royal wedding relevant? no Was the hilarity caused mainly by the image? the hilarity was caused by the sign itself... the internet photo later went viral By the reference to someone famous? No Is it a common street sign in Wales? Yesish - similar signs are common in Wales but...
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby biograd » Fri May 25, 2018 2:58 pm

If this is the sign I'm thinking of, I somehow recall it being the subject of a previous LTPF puzzle.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Zanreo » Fri May 25, 2018 3:07 pm

Oh, I meant if there was something unusual about how it looked, not counting text/symbols ect.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 7:14 pm

biograd wrote:If this is the sign I'm thinking of, I somehow recall it being the subject of a previous LTPF puzzle.


Really? That's interesting. Wanna PM me?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 7:16 pm

Zanreo wrote:Oh, I meant if there was something unusual about how it looked, not counting text/symbols ect. No, common or garden road sign apart from text
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Enjay » Fri May 25, 2018 8:08 pm

Just PMed you a guess
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 25, 2018 8:38 pm

Enjay wrote:Just PMed you a guess


And you're correct, well done :D
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Earnest » Sat May 26, 2018 7:35 am

Did the sign resembles a flag? Was there an animal represented? A signal? ....mmm...don't know much about Wales...is the sign involving Wales'tradutions? The way in which houses are build? Is the hilarity satyric in nature?(politics involved)...is it hilarious about the shps? About something in the picture? About uses and costumes of Wales? A
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat May 26, 2018 9:37 am

Earnest wrote:Did the sign resembles a flag? Was there an animal represented? A signal? ....mmm...don't know much about Wales...is the sign involving Wales'tradutions? The way in which houses are build? Is the hilarity satyric in nature?(politics involved)...is it hilarious about the shps? About something in the picture? About uses and costumes of Wales? A
No to all, sorry.
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Acridian9 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:34 am

Is it relevant that in Wales signs are bilingual?
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby Balin » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:06 pm

PM on the way
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Acridian9 wrote:Is it relevant that in Wales signs are bilingual? Yes
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Re: [invisiblemimsy] Lost In Translation

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:16 pm

I'm going to call this... Biograd pointed out in a PM that this puzzle appeared fairly recently on LTPF (but before I joined). Balin has also messaged me with the answer. Sorry!
So...


*************************$POILER***************************

For full story - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7702913.stm

Welsh signs are in both languages; Welsh and English. Some people are bilingual, but some only speak English. So translations are checked by a designated language expert before the sign is made.

On this occasion, the translator was away when the request was sent, so her mailbox sent an automated reply: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."
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