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Asda accidentally promise customers free beer in Welsh language sign mix-up

16 Apr 2019 1 minute read
‘Picture by @GutoA/Twitter

An Asda supermarket have accidentally promised customers free beer after mistranslating a Welsh language sign.

The Cwmbrân Asda translated ‘alcohol free beer’ as ‘alcohol am ddim’ – free beer. The sign should read ‘di-alcohol’.

Guto Aaron, who spotted the sign, said: “Get yourself to Asda, according to their dodgy Welsh translations they are giving away free alcohol!

“If you can read the Welsh in that dark font that is.”

This is not the first time that Asda have gotten into difficulties with Welsh language signage. In 2012 they placed a Scottish Gaelic rather than a Welsh sign at their Cardiff’s Coryton store.

The sign said ‘parcadh chiorramach a-mhain / disabled parking only’. The sign was quickly replaced with a Welsh version.

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