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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spot the Mistake

Walking around Madrid these past few days I have noticed some adverts promoting bilingual schools in the city. There are posters on the backs of buses, posters in the bus stops, billboards, and even spots on the TV and radio. I find it rather appalling that adverts for bilingual Spanish and English schools contain such a blatant grammatical error! I don't care if they are trying to play on the Obama slogan - it's just wrong! Surely the Communidad de Madrid has enough money to pay for some proper translators?! Can you spot the mistake and correct it?


At April 29, 2010 5:42 PM, Blogger Clara said...

I think they have tried to imitate the slogan of Obama, Yes we can.

At April 30, 2010 12:47 PM, Blogger BLC Blogger said...

Even so, that's no excuse for bad English! The correct 'Yes, we do' also imitates the Obama slogan.


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