Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Comeacrossness: The Map

Hello there! It has been a while since I posted the latest Comeacrossness. That can mean two things: Either I'm becoming used to the City's weirdness, or there is no weirdness at all. I find both options bad, since it reduces dramatically the number of posts in this section of the blog. If it continues like this, I'll have to spark off weird situations myself!

Fortunately, this week I found something worth a post. I was around the cafeteria in my faculty (I was not having class because some English professor had broken her arm), and I found a tourism leaflet which included a map with pinpointed spots. I took it and I laughed my ass off when I read the names of the places.

This is the cover of the leaflet.

The map. Click to enlarge. If it doesn't work, click here:

I have to admit that I still don't know if the coloured lines are bus routes, train lines, tube lines or what. I presume it is a bus map, since it reaches the UJI (known in this map as "University Town"), but the lines seem to have a start and an end (like train ones).

Anyone who has some knowlegde of Translation and knows Spanish and English in general will find this map highly amusing. It has big translating-fuck-ups, like "Bou Brother's Avenue" (F2), "Enmedio Street" (D4), Train Station of Castellon" (D6), "Ribalta Central Park" (E5), and my favourite one: "Jaume's King Avenue" (D4).

I suppose this map is addressed to foreign visitors of the city. Well, if I were a tourist, I sure would get muddled up with this map. I mean, I can't undestand it even being from here! Man, people DOES really need translators. God bless the "University Town", where I'm studying just for not making this kind of stuff.


  1. Oh men two posts in day, you just gave me an idea...

    I like this Univesity Town, it's even bigger than my the toen where I live.


  2. I can't see what's wrong with that map.

    Nah, just kidding.