interrupter [interpreter]

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prpeggy

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Chinese-Taiwan
From a magazine's humor section: "An employment website boasted that it provided training, counseling, and placement services. What’s more, “many services are available in Spanish, and we arrange interrupters.” "
What does the last sentence mean ? I suppose interrupters are someone who interrupt when others are engaged in conversations. But why here?
 
  • lablady

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    English - USA
    This was in the humor section of the magazine because it's an amusing typo. The employment website wrote that they provide "interrupters" (people who interrupt) when they undoubtedly meant to write "interpreters". The accidental changing of the word makes the statement funny. :)

    For those who may wonder, this is from a recent issue of Reader's Digest.
     
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