Unusual Subway Map Amuses Online Community

Society |Author: Tsanka Donkova | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:56|  views

Photo: When You Live In Sofia Facebook Profile

The subway in Bulgaria's capital Sofia recently started giving bilingual audio directions - in both Bulgarian and English.

Since the subway extension to the airport is scheduled to launch in April, an increased influx of foreigners is expected in town, according to an official statement released Monday.

Therefore, the municipality and the government-owned company Metropolitan decided to ensure the good travelling experience of non-locals.

Citizens of the capital, however, in a typically mocking manner, have immediately responded with their own satirical versions of ''more accurate English versions''.

The names of subway stops have been translated satirically with political and pop-culture references in a publication of the Facebook page When You Live in Sofia.

The updated version of the bilingual subway map has gained lots of popularity over the past several hours.

The stops along the city living complexes Nadezhda 1,2,3 and 4 have been translated in a downward gradation as ''The Pursuit of Happyness'', ''Last Hope'', and ''Hopeless''.

The European Union station has been re-named to ''Soviet Union'', Izgrev ( literally Sunrise) - as ''Ain't No Sunshine'', the largely Roma-populated neighborhood Filipovtsi - ''Die Hard'', and one of the largest living complexes in Sofia - Lyulin has received the name ''United Panel States''. 

The mock map is based on the officially distributed English version of the Sofia Subway Map.


We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Tags: Bulgaria, subway, directions, sofia, municipality, bilingual, translation, unusual, map, Metropolitan


» Related Articles: