Mid Wales

B&Q Welsh translation gaffe directs shoppers to US

The former B&Q store at Parc-y-llyn Retail Park, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion shoppers have been told they may have to cross the Atlantic to find their nearest B&Q store - thanks to a Welsh-language translation gaffe.

A Welsh sign at the DIY chain's now-closed Parc-y-Llyn Retail Park store in Llanbadarn Fawr, near Aberystwyth, told shoppers "we have moved".

It then said "you can find...United States" - instead of "us" and used the Welsh for US, "Unol Daleithiau".

B&Q has apologised and said it would be replaced.

Image copyright Cambrian News
Image caption The sign told shoppers: 'We have moved...find us United States'

The Cambrian News took a photograph of the sign before it was removed.

"We're sorry for any confusion caused by the mistake in our sign and we're working to get it removed," a B&Q spokesperson said.

"You won't be able to find the United States at B&Q in Carmarthen, but you can find everything you need for your home and garden this summer."

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