Apparently (PDF) the regional government has just splashed out €1.5M on a poster campaign on London tubes and buses, timed to coincide with the World Travel Market. After a minor scandal involving English texts written by our tourism chief’s 8-year-old son–this is a family-oriented place–the copywriting for the new campaign has been outsourced to an agency with international reach and an original approach to billing, Mr Wu’s Chinese Laundry in Sín, Huesca. And Mr Wu’s slogans are not at all embarrassing or Chinglish-sounding: “Catalonia makes you feel good”, “Catalonia is good for your family”, “Catalonia is good for your smile” and “Catalonia is good for your imagination”. (Catalunya is actually a good place to vomit: the council–suddenly all civic–isn’t going to ban it, because it’s natural.) (Link from Racó Català, where Joan thinks that Ireland is a nation and that it hasn’t got a state. Um.)
- Catalan government insolvent, up $hit creek, etc etc
But leaking the news just after the Mavi Marmara incident meant hardly anyone noticed.
- A booth was very pleased by its plasticity and practicality
There is a vague reek of sulphur in the English version of Hoteles Servigroup’s website (fingers say “webstie”: begone swine, and Satan), but the angel with the bottomless pit really lets fly in a puff-piece at a site invented for that purpose, which, because that is what the author, Ms Sauron, would surely want, we reproduce …
- Merchants and tenants at Billingsgate Market include…
City Music Services. Let me explain. And introduce my top 10 performing fish.
- Spanish “forget the housing crash” roadshow
The Dutch economy looks pretty good from just about anywhere at the moment, but I’m pretty sure government departments there still all employ an English native speaker to draft and translate messages aimed at foreigners. The Spanish economy shows few signs of emerging from its hole, but even though central government seems equivocal about reducing …