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Welsh Exit Sign Confuses Shoppers

Bilingual shoppers leaving the Tesco in Swansea are presented with a bit of a conundrum: An exit sign with the English word “Exit” pointing to the right, and the Welsh language translation, “Allanfa,” pointing to the left. Which is it? Is there a separate exit for Welsh speakers?

Actually, no. According to store management, drivers can either exit the car park directly or they can exit through the petrol station. The English language sign points to the direct exit while the Welsh language sign points to the petrol station.  A Tesco representative told the BBC:

“We’d like to reassure all customers that they are welcome to exit the car park in either direction.” Read more