Multilingual brain overheating

Swiss German uses a lot of French words, so a delivery driver is called a “Chauffeur”. This word used to mean “heater” too.

There’s a sign on the door to the delivery bay of the local supermarket saying “Chauffeur – bitte Ware in den Kühlraum mitnehmen”. Which actually means “Driver – please take your goods into the cool room”.

But which could also mean “Heater – please take your goods into the cool room”.

Which doesn’t sound like a good idea…

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