This particular mistranslation isn’t so much confusing as it is endearing. For us, it’s incredible when we realize what one missing letter can do to change the entire meaning of a message. As we’re sure everyone can guess, the sign should say, “No Littering, violators will be severely fined”. However, it appears as though whoever was making the sign did not take into account the space of the borders. As one can clearly see, the final “d” that should follow after “fine” wouldn’t fit with the current spacing. So perhaps this is the reason that we can get a good solid chuckle out of a silly mistranslation.
Posted at 17:18h on 14 Nov mistranslations