Lost In Translation: Misadventures in English Abroad (Paperback)

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Lost In Translation: Misadventures in English Abroad (Paperback)

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Spoken by over 700 million jabbering individuals, the English language has traveled to all corners of the globe—unfortunately, some of it has got a bit muddled along the way. This book affectionately demonstrates the very best—and worst—instances of genuine grammar-gargling from around the world, discovered by the author and his intrepid team of researchers. It includes everything from hilarious hotel signs to baffling advertisements, such as the German beauty product offering a "cream shower for pretentious skin," the notice at a French swiming pool which proclaimed that "swimming is forbidden in the absence of the saviour," or the warning sign at a Czech zoo which instructed visitors: "No smoothen the lion."
Charlie Croker (aka Mark Mason) is an author and journalist, has written several novels, and has also written for the Times, Independent on Sunday, andSpectator.
Product Details ISBN: 9781789290738
ISBN-10: 1789290732
Publisher: Michael O'Mara
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English
Very funny [and] beautifully illustrated - - The Spectator

A wonderful collection of recent outrageous howlers from all over the world - - Irish Independent