On today’s Mistranslation, we found a sign in China that was kind enough to provide several translations for the same phrase. What should have read as “Be a good visitor and a responsible consumer”, the translator decided to go a little overboard with the description. It is a bit odd to be told by a sign that shopping should also be rational for now we keep thinking that it is forbidden for impulse shopping in this mall. Kind of the sign to remind us, but still, the ambiguity of the phrase makes for one peculiar mistranslation.
Posted at 15:19h on 21 Nov mistranslations