Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Not To Be Diacritical But...This is Nuts

From The Register:

Visitors no longer welcomed to Scotland's 'Penis Island'
Visitors disembarking at the ferry terminal on the Scottish Isle of Bute are sadly no longer greeted with a Gaelic sign reading: "Welcome to Rothesay – The doorway to the beauty of Penis Island", after the local council moved swiftly to correct a balls-up and add a missing accent.

According to The Scotsman, the sign had for nine years read "Fàilte gu Baile Bhòid – An doras gu bòidhchead Eilan Bhoid", until Gaelic-speaking visitor Coinneach Combe spotted a critical omitted grave accent on the final "Bhoid".

Accordingly, instead of reading "Eilan Bhòid" ("Isle of Bute"), innocent tourists were copping an eyeful of "Eilan Bhoid" ("Penis Island")....MORE