Tourists mistakenly told Welsh national park has ‘evil, milk trees and sex area’

Tourists looking for recommendations of what to see and do in Eryri National Park – also known as Snowdonia National Park – have been left baffled on social media.

It seems that the park's official page is confusing Facebook's automatic translation service, resulting in some dodgy translations of the Welsh language.

In fact, some cases have seen tourists told to keep an eye out for "evil spirits", a "sex area" and "milk trees", reports North Wales Live.

The park's authority regularly shares updates and fun activities on its official Facebook page, but they don't always get communicated when the translation kicks in.

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Last week, during International Dark Skies Week, Eryri National Park celebrated its status as a Dark Sky Reserve.

However, Facebook's AI described it instead as a "well-known Evil Sky Protector", and pointed tourists in the direction of an "Evil Spirits Week".

Meanwhile the iconic Devil's Glare with its "moist crevices" was transformed into an attraction that hangs from "milk trees".

In perhaps the most awkward of translations, in 2021 Eryri national park apparently asked visitors if they were coming to the Ogwen "sex area". The platform's translation software was thrown by the word "rhyw" – which as a stand-alone word can mean sex.

A spokesperson said: "We would like to thank the public and North Wales Live for bringing these mistranslations to our attention. This has not been the first time that Facebook’s automatic translation service has unfortunately mistranslated some of our posts.

"This is an issue that is outside of the authority’s control and we will be contacting the platform with feedback and will be asking to correct them."

Of course there are some places in the world where it's not a case of a dodgy translation – in Europe, there are heaps of places where their name may not be rude in the national language, but they can be hilarious for English speakers.

Fjuckby, Shitterton and Assholmen were just some of the hilarious names uncovered in a recent study.

Some UK spots included Ugley and Shitterton in England, Dull in Scotland and Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch in Wales, although if you're looking for more giggle-worthy locations you can actually take a road trip hunting down Britain's rudest streets.

Of course there are so many funny names to be found around the world, so we put together a guide to some of our favourites including Dildo and even W**k Mountain!


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