I was reading the Spanish translation of the instructions on a box of markers and came across the most awesome translation. The phrase “Store at XX degrees” was translated as “La tienda a XX degres,” Literally, “tienda” means “store,” as in the noun for a shop or other enterprise that sells merchandise. The translator of these instructions clearly lacked proficiency in either Spanish or English (or both) and probably looked up “store” in an English-Spanish dictionary and used the first term listed. He/she failed to notice that the English version uses the verb form of “store,” a term rendered properly in Spanish as “almacenar.”

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