THE fine art of translation is never better appreciated than when it goes drastically wrong. A missed word or wrongly coined phrase sometimes has a beauty all of its own, as these signs reveal. Supposedly making things clearer, signs can spark hilarity - or confusion - when they miss their mark in another tongue. From swimming pools to gardens, floors and even guide dogs, here we explore a veritable goldmine of curious terms. Pregnant bags, exploding dogs and racist parks all feature in the weird and wonderful world of lost meaning. Whether you're seeking laughs or linguistic bewilderment, look no further than this smorgasbord of silly signs.Service with a smile Lost in translation Foul play Mashing up the magic Highway to hell Loodicrously bad Barking up the wrong tree Where cleaning comes to die A new stool of thought When the trash gets trashed Hungry for knowledge Don't cry for me, Margarita Firing on all cylinders Dr Strangelove Rich in fibres A comedy of errors Going off the deep … [Read more...] about From ‘pregnant bags’ to ‘racist park’… the world’s most hilarious translation fails will leave you lost for words
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PUBLISHED: 19:19 16 November 2018 Andrew Clarke Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. Pictured: Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Photo:: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Jaap Buitendijk. Archant With the release of JK Rowling’s new Fantastic Beasts movie, we return to the magical world of Harry Potter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke is impressed with how well the new story meshes with the previous installments Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. Pictured: Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. Photo:: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Jaap Buitendijk.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; dir: David Yates; starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz Cert: 12A 134 minsIf the first Fantastic Beasts movie laid out the new landscape in JK Rowling’s wizarding world, then this second feature then weaves … [Read more...] about The Crimes of Grindelwald: Welcome back to the world of Harry Potter
UNESCO is a key part of the United Nations and aims to promote peace through educational, scientific and cultural reforms. The US has said it is leaving the group in December over what they described as anti-Israel bias. Here's everything you need to know about Unesco. What is Unesco? Unesco, or The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, is a special agency within the UN (United Nations). After the UN was founded in 1943, Ministers of Education from China, The UK, US and USSR came together to agree that the world needed to establish an educational and cultural organisation. Unesco was created in 1945 with the firm belief that, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, political and economic alliances were not enough to build world peace. In this sense, peace must be established on the basis of humanity and our moral and intellectual solidarity to one another. It is from this understanding that Unesco's mission can be truly understood: … [Read more...] about What is Unesco, what are World Heritage sites and when was the UN agency formed?
IN PICTURES: HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth The Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will make it one of the ‘best navies in the world’, HMS Prince of Wales captain has said. The HMS POW will be the second new aircraft carrier in the fleet, after the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The flagship is currently in America carrying out historic flight trials, while HMS Prince of Wales is still being built in Scotland. She will join HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth in the coming years. READ MORE: HMS Prince of Wales: Royal Navy's second carrier gets ready to join HMS Queen ElizabethSpeaking to the Ministry of Defence in footage shared on social media, HMS Prince of Wales Commanding Officer said the two ships will make Royal Navy one of ‘the best in the world’. In the video, Captain Stephen Moorhouse said: ‘We’re just over a year since her Royal Highness named the ship and we’re just under a year, … [Read more...] about Royal Navy: HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will make British fleet one of ‘the best navies in the world’
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 11:15 11 November 2018 Steve Russell A parade passing from Norwich Road into St Matthews Street, at Barrack Corner, Ipswich, to mark victory in the First World War. It was held in the summer of 1919, judging by the date on the photograph. Picture: DAVID KINDRED COLLECTION Dave Kindred Peace at last, and the lights blaze again across Suffolk and Essex. We celebrate with bands and bunting, parades and patriotic songs, and girls dancing around a fountain Momentous news, understated presentation Picture: ARCHANTNo mobile phones. No Twitter. No Snapchat or FaceTime. Not even massed ranks of TV and radio reporters back in 1918. Unimaginable now, isn’t it?Colchester was one of the places where confirmation that the war was over came from the mayor, at the town hall. It was done with style, with military trumpeters sounding bugles just before. Mayor George Wright said: “The armistice is signed, and this is the greatest day … [Read more...] about Why did a soldier hurl a flag in the mud on ‘the greatest day in the world’s history’?