Bad translation mysteries 

A while back, I posted a sign from a local (to me) construction site that said you had to have a “sombrero duro”–very literally, a “hard hat”– to enter. This sign is from a local bar, and while I appreciate their stab at multilingualism, the Spanish is mystifyingly bad. I ran the English version thorough Google translate and a bunch of other translation apps, all of which came up with less horrible versions in Spanish. Who is coming up with this stuff?

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