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2008-08-03

  IKEA

In my Living room I currently have 3 BESTÃ… bookcases, and wanted to buy an additional one as they are now full.

I was very disappointed to see that IKEA France now only has the 40cm deep ones while mine are 20cm (perfect for pocket books, DVD and CD).

I could find it on their Australian website for 99 AUD which according to google is the same price I paid for mine 3 years ago, but Australia is a bit far from France, and Belgium or Switzerland don't have it. Japan and China also have it...

Should I move to Australia, China or Japan or buy a different one that would not fit ?

  English signs in China

Related to the very funny Translate server error sign, Funda posted another link pointing some very bad translations.

The expensive sun multiples by a duty a police to buy a brigade could be a small poem but it actually tells where is the police office of Guiyang station.

This other website gives a more detailed explanation for this one:

It's basically a character-by-character translation of 贵阳乘警支队: The expensive (贵) sun (阳) multiplies (乘) by a duty (??) a police (警) to pay (支) a brigade (队). What it should be: Guiyang (贵阳) Rail Police (乘警) Detachment (支队).

Even google would do better: Guiyang marshals detachment.

But at least there are the words "police" and "brigade" so someone looking for the police would find it :)


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