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Old November 6th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #1121
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Spotted in Spain.

Oh my God!!!!!!!


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Old November 7th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #1122
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Let's solve this for the Germans


(Just like this great Belgian way to solve the Luxemburg/Luxembourg-problem.)
I'm not sure I'd call that a solution for signing Brussels. We've already had, somewhere on this forum, the argument about why it's OK to sign Brussels only in Dutch in the Netherlands, but surely that wouldn't apply in Germany.

What you need is Bru(ss/x)el(les). With your umlaut-in-parentheses on the U.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #1123
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I'm not sure I'd call that a solution for signing Brussels. We've already had, somewhere on this forum, the argument about why it's OK to sign Brussels only in Dutch in the Netherlands, but surely that wouldn't apply in Germany.

What you need is Bru(ss/x)el(les). With your umlaut-in-parentheses on the U.


Careful, people'll take you seriously!

Here in Aber there is is Welsh-only give way sign in McDonalds, I'll see if I can take a photo one day.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #1124
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For that matter, a solution for Luxembourg would be L(ë/u)(tz/x)e(m)b(o)u(e)rg....
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Old November 7th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #1125
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That doesn't work; if you take just what's outside parentheses, you get "Leburg", which means nothing. "Bruel" (for Brussels) doesn't mean anything either. "Luxemb(o)urg" OTOH is ok, although it looks silly on signs.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #1126
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For that matter, a solution for Luxembourg would be L(ë/u)(tz/x)e(m)b(o)u(e)rg....
haha regarding name of the thread, this is perhaps the best post so far. I have just tried to read it at once and totally looked like Mr. Bean.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #1127
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Spotted in Spain.

Oh my God!!!!!!!


Oh shit...

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Old November 9th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #1128
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Oh shit...

Pot is the slang for the substance that those workers probably took.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #1129
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Oh shit...

The letter stencils aren't backwards when they're laid down for painting, so how did they manage to spell it backwards?!
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Old November 9th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #1130
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #1131
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Not really a road sign, but undoubtly a linguistic issue.

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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #1132
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I tried to read the Spanish version and understood nothing. Thus read the English version mandaroty...
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Old November 16th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #1133
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Weirdly, I understand Spanish version better than Polish . I do not know for sure but Dutch text seems to be quite correct.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #1134
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The Dutch words are OK (except for the use of capitals and the excessive usage of spaces - in Dutch words may be combined to new words),

I should say, if one should use only the words on that sign: Slechts Ford-vloot, geen overnachtingsparkeerplaats. Not perfect either, but more understandable.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #1135
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Not really a road sign, but undoubtly a linguistic issue.

100% Google Translate

And weird those brits, they put Turkish but no French
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Old November 16th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #1136
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Nearest Spanish translation...

"solo" (only) shouldn't have an accent. The accent is used for questions (the same difference in French between "que" and "quel/quelle" for instance), but let's assume that it is a minor mistake.
But... "solo" must be in the begining of the sentence as well as "only" goes at the end ("only" and "alone" are translated as "solo". If someone reads "solo" at the end, means "alone", never "only")
That detail requires to read twice or three times the sentence.

No (maybe the most important word) is written as it... N-O. Two letter. "N." makes misunderstanding.

Supposing "No" would be correctly written (instead of "n.") and parking would be the second word it would have some sense. A preposition would be missing yet but would have sense.

But as I read it, I really find no sense. It is the difference between a Latin root language and a non-Latin root Language.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #1137
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The main issue is having considered English "No" as a short way of the word "number", which is frequently shortened to "no."
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Old November 17th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #1138
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Even Google Translate does a better job than the translater. I understood nothing from Turkish (actually half-Turkish half-English) version.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #1139
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Not really a road sign, but undoubtly a linguistic issue.
No doubt at all.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #1140
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I haven't seen like this in Hungary:



Szentgotthárd is a Hungarian city in Hungary.
Monoster is Slovenian name of Szentgotthárd.

They put Slovenian name at first place, after that Hungarian.

It is confusing :S
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