Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Switch off all clothes
That is apparently the injunction given in Gaelic by a well-intentioned Comhairle councillor the other day. According to this P&J columnist, council proceedings descended into disarray, when a severe case of lost in translation affected proceedings. The councillor in question had in fact requested members to switch off their phones, but the Gaelic he enunciated instructed elected members to remove their clothes. The lady translator, present for members who do not have mastery of the Gaelic language, refused to translate. It took a while for things to get back on the straight and narrow.