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  • capetonianm

    A comment by ChristopheL about BA’s poor website translation made me think of a few oddities I’ve come across where mistranslations have occurred.

    Clearing out the wife’s medicine cabinet last week to get rid of outdated stuff she keeps, I found a packet of anti-inflammatory tablets bought in France which said :
    “Ne pas utiliser chez la femme enceinte.”

    If that were translated literally it would mean :
    “Do not use at the house of the pregnant woman.”


    A literal traduction is always at our own risk …


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