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Funny Translation Mistake

The font’s kind of small. Here’s what it says:
English: I think the wrong person just left.
Arabic: أعتقد أن الشخص الخطأ اليسار
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Long, probably boring explanation in the comments for anyone who’s interested.

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It’s Less Funny When You Can Read the Arabic

Shatt al-Arab sign

This photo showed up on the Engrish is Funny blog.

What it should say is Shatt al-Arab Fresh Fish. The Shatt al-Arab is the river in southern Iraq formed by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meeting up.

Boys dive into the Shatt al-Arab

Boys dive into the Shatt al-Arab

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