RESIDENTS in a Welsh town were baffled by a street sign that says something different to Welsh speakers than to English speakers.
A road sign put up by Openreach contractors appears to indicate different closure dates in English and Welsh. NorthWalesLive reports.
The sign on Old Conway Road, Mochdre reads “Ffordd yma ar gau o’r 11/04/22 i’r 13/04/22 8am to 5pm.”
However, the English version follows, saying “This road will be closed 26/04/22 to 27/04/22 8am to 5pm.”
Sharing the image of the sign, a confused resident said: “A road closure warning sign gives two different dates – 4/11/22 to 13/4/22 for Welsh and 26/4/22 to 27/4/22 for English people.
“Are you trying to confuse us? I just had to take a picture, I thought it was so funny.”
Openreach has since apologized for the error and removed the sign.
An Openreach spokesman said: “Thank you North Wales Live for bringing this to our attention. We apologize for the mess.
“We have removed the sign for the time being to avoid confusion and we are in touch with our contractors to ensure they are showing the correct dates going forward.”
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Meanwhile, a driver was driving on “Scotland’s most confusing road” – where parking on one side of the road costs twice as much as on the other.
In addition, a couple returned to their car on a walk find a parking fine of £80 – but it was fake and a clue gave it away.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8693367/road-sign-tells-welsh-speakers-different-english/ The road sign says something different to Welsh speakers than to English speakers