Keep your dog

French language tranlsation to EnglishOn a recent walk, this sign was kindly translated into German and English.

The French actually says “Keep your dog on a leash”. As long as English speakers keep their dogs, they’re alright on or off the leash, presumably.

In one of the many countries renowned for turfing pets before school holidays (the lucky ones are dropped off to the SPA – the local animal shelters in France), I’m wondering if the French text shouldn’t be cut down too!

 

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One comment on “Keep your dog
  1. Lesley says:

    I like it that we need to have little flags to recognise our own language! Perhaps an english translation was sought and they couldn’t decide whether to Keep your dog on a ‘lead’ or the more american ‘leash’.

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