Thursday, October 31, 2019

Shabana Azmi tweets hilarious signboard at Chennai airport, leaves netizens in splits

Signboards are put up to guide and inform travellers. However, a particular one spotted by actor Shabana Azmi at Chennai airport seems to have left netizens amused.
Shared on her social media account, the signboard read, “Eating carpet strictly prohibited.” Installed by the Airports Authority of India, the sign is clearly a case of incorrect translation.
While the Hindi version of the sign reads, “Farsh par khaana sakht mana hai”, which translates to “Eating on the floor is strictly prohibited”, the English one, which read, “Eating carpet strictly prohibited,” clearly fails to convey the same message.
The picture was originally clicked in 2015 and has gone viral again after the actor posted it.
Once shared online, it did not take long for the picture to go viral. While many were amused with the signboard, some corrected the translation. “I think they meant eating on the carpet?” read one of the many comments on the post.
31/10/19 Indian Express
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