EU Courts unveil leaks

Friday, December 12, 2008 | 1 comments »

A new era of transparency or Babelfish strikes again?

The European Court of Justice has just moved into new premises, but it seems they share a signwriter with the hapless menswear shop in Brussels that boasts of its 'loan to carry man' ('pret a porter homme').

The court's shiny new corridors now bear signs pointing visitors along a "path of main leak" and a "path of secondary leak."

Is it a euphemistic - and frankly unsavoury - way of indicating where one can perform one's number ones and number twos?

Or perhaps a new policy of transparency for the court's devoted press pack (of three journalists)?

Or have the contractors slovenly just translated the emergency exit routes from French using Google?


  1. Anonymous // 11:42 PM  

    Well - that's what happens when you hire plumbers (no nationality mentioned) to do your translations :)