Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thai Toilets Not Tidy; Neither Is English Language for Bangkok Paper

Is Anyone Reading This Stuff Before It Goes Out

Having spent time in Thailand, I know the top English-language newspapers, The Nation and the Bangkok Post, actually do a decent job and ostensibly know the language they are writing in.
Yet, this item from The Nation, about how only 20 percent of public toilets are up to snuff -- not exactly news, mind you -- are up to snuff read as if they were using some lousy translation software:

The survey had been conducted in 2007 to ask member of public about their pleasure to use public toilet. The survey found 40 percent of people are pleasure to use public toilet

Just hope they weren't referring to people who pleasure themselves in public toilets. Now that's a survey.

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