Country where left is right garbles Arabic: UK mall's jumbled welcome to Arab Olympians

Country where left is right garbles Arabic: UK mall's jumbled welcome to Arab Olympians
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Published July 28th, 2012 - 11:39 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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London 2012 receives the world into Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford
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Chris Doyle
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Council for Advancing Arab-British Relations

A shopping centre in the UK printed a welcome message for the Arabic athletes coming for the Olympics in their native language that reads backwards.

According to the Daily Express, the Westfield Shopping Centre printed an Arabic welcome, "nodnoL ot emoclew", which originally should have read 'Welcome to London'.

The same error was repeated on the t-shirts of many of the helpers working in the shopping centre.

"It is cringe-worthy," Chris Doyle of the Council for Advancing Arab-British Relations, said.

After apologizing, the centre then got new messages printed with the wordings corrected. 

 

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