Lost in Translation

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The local green grocer is a family business and it’s closed while the family are on holiday.

A literal translation would be;

Dear clients,
Don’t be raspberry, but we are on holiday.  Vegetables from us all!

Which makes no sense unless you untangle two Dutch words.

FRAMBOOS = raspberry, but BOOS = angry.
GROENTEN = vegetables, but GROETEN = regards.

Now try reading it again!

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