Aarrgghh!!! Is this beach free?

AARRGGHH_beach_fee_riccioneThis gem, which was spotted in Riccione, presents not one problem, but two. The first is linguistic: the expression “Beach for a fee” suggests that, for a small fee, you could become the owner of the beach! The second problem is more philosophical. Beaches in English-speaking countries tend to be public.
There are some private beaches, particularly in the United States (Malibu in California, for example, although many local citizens say that this is illegal), but “private” means you can’t enter. Paying to use a beach is extremely rare. That said, the correct version in English would be something like: “Beach fees: Adults: €10 per day. Children under the age of 12: free.”


If you see English mistakes (in Italy, the UK, anywhere!) that make you scream “Aarrgghh!!!” please take a photo and send it to redazione@speakupmagazine.it  We will publish the best (that is, the worst) both here and on our Facebook page.

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