New Tesco cash point machine offered ‘free erections’

CUSTOMERS using the cash machine outside the new Tesco Express on North Parade got a surprise as the Welsh language signage above the machine offered ‘free erections’.

The mistake was spotted by town Councillor Ceredig Davies who uploaded a photo to his popular ‘Aberystwyth Town Centre’ Facebook page.

Photo Credit - Cllr Ceredig Davies

Photo Credit – Cllr Ceredig Davies

The original signage stated ‘Codiad am Ddim’ which translates colloquially as ‘free erection’ rather than ‘free cash withdrawals’.

Tesco have now removed the sign, with a spokesperson adding: “Thanks to everyone who pointed out the mistake.”

Mr Davies said:

“There were a few titters in the town so I went down to have a look myself. Ten out of 10 to Tesco for considering the Welsh language. But perhaps they should have had it checked by an actual Welsh speaker before putting the signs on the machines. People get their Welsh translations wrong from time to time but this one is hilarious.”