‘Incoherent’ Arabic-Language Signs At London Shopping Centre

Huge banners placed at a shopping centre in the East of London to welcome the thousands of visitors for London 2012, have had to be taken down due to the Arabic-language signs being ‘incoherent’. The Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu) said that the words on the Arabic-language signs at Westfield Stratford,¬†were back to front and not joined up as they should be in Arabic.

The cultural organisation said that to speakers of the Arabic language, the signs are ‘completely incoherent’. The errors with the Arabic-language banners were also seen on staff T-shirts. The Westfield Stratford shopping centre has apologised for the mix-up and has since replaced the banners.

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