Monday, October 26, 2009

Metro: Les Bureaucrats de DC

Federal Triangle Metro, October 2009. So ironic that a sign announcing the linguistic competency of DC civil servants lacks proper editing (see the words squished together in the third line).

P.S. The words in question are "langue" (language) and "gratuitement" (free of charge, no cost). Somebody else has suggested to me that the adverb "gratuitement" - instead of "gratis" - might constitute an additional error (non-idiomatic construction).

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