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Clean, modern, misspelled

Update: March, 28/2017 - 10:56

Those fluent in Vietnamese had the opportunity to laugh at dozens of huge posters along Hàm Nghi Street and Nguyễn Hoàng Street in Hà Nội’s Nam Từ Liêm District yesterday morning.

The eye-catching posters said that the district Party Committee and People is determined to make the district into a Green – Clean – Civilised – Modern urban area.

However, instead of “Nam Từ Liêm District”, the posters say “Nam Từ Niêm District”. The wrong spelling between “L” and “N” produces a funny lisp sound.

Nguyễn Công Trình, chief secretariat of the district People’s Committee, told that it was a typo mistake and all the posters were removed by noon yesterday.

It seems that the path to becoming Green – Clean – Civilised – Modern doesn’t involve proof reading. — VNS

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