Lost in translation

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Your Brazilian site has a wrong automatic translator. This month is MAY, and your Brazilian website translates”may” as a word that in Brazil means: “MAY I go to the bathroom?” In English, this words are the same, but not in Portuguese. 

Renato

Your Brazilian website is incorrectly translating dates from English.  The date “Monday, May 12 2008″ is currently being translated as “segunda-feira, 12 de pode de 2008″, which mistranslates “May” (“maio” in Portuguese) to “pode”, which means “may” in the sense of “can, is able to”.

Fabio

Understandably, lots of people noticed that one. We’ve fixed the problem: GBU Editor

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