Not so much photography related, but hilarious nonetheless.
A couple of years ago I wrote a little piece about how badly translated texts can pretty much undermine your business. Back then it was “only” a flyer for a company organizing entertaining events. However this time…
I was shown something that can be called a blunder of epic proportions. This is the inside cover of the box in which a beautiful cashmere scarf is packed.
Now that wouldn’t really be such an epic fail (ok, it would, considering the translation, but still).
This, however, is an official relationship gift from an official representative from an official Chinese state (I’ll spare you the exact details). So VERY official business. And then you translate it with? Google Translate? Babelfish? That is SO not done!
Anyway… None of my business in the end, but something to ponder about while back here we spend a fortune on translators to get things right 😉