Translation Mishap at Welsh Hospital Sign Brings Laughter and Social Media Buzz

Translation Mishap at Welsh Hospital Sign Brings Laughter and Social Media Buzz

…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media. A translation error on a Welsh language sign at Llandudno Hospital has caused much amusement among visitors.


The sign, which had an English message urging people to ring a bell to raise an alarm, had a Welsh translation that conveyed a very different meaning.

This humorous mistake caught the attention of a visitor who then shared it on Facebook, prompting a flurry of comments poking fun at the error.

The Sign’s Misleading Welsh Translation and Social Media Reaction

The sign displayed the English message, “To raise alarm please ring bell,” while the Welsh translation below roughly translated as “Raise a fright, phone the alarm.”

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The picture of the sign was posted on the Arwyddion Cymraeg Gwael (Poor Welsh signs) Facebook page, quickly attracting attention and generating reactions.

Some commenters expressed their surprise and amusement, while others criticized the lack of attention to detail and the failure to consult Welsh speakers in the hospital.

Eyewitness Account and Humorous Response

Osian Dafydd, the observant individual who spotted the sign, humorously recounted his experience, stating that he noticed it while in the hospital lift and was unable to call or startle the bell due to a lack of reception.


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This lighthearted comment added to the overall amusement generated by the translation error.

Health Board’s Response and Sign Replacement

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, responsible for Llandudno Hospital, acknowledged the incorrect signage and confirmed that it was in the process of being replaced.

Their response indicated an awareness of the mistake and a commitment to rectify it.


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Jack Sylva is an accomplished writer and producer with over three years of experience creating news content for TDPel Media. He is a skilled and dedicated professional who is passionate about keeping his readers informed and up-to-date on the latest news and events. Jack has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that resonate with his audience. His hard work and dedication have made him a valuable member of the TDPel Media team, and his contributions to the organization have been instrumental in its success. In his free time, Jack enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the great outdoors. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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