Kindly see the picture below. Why doesn't Canada Post simply translate "to anyone" as "à vous"? Why use "jusque"?

A photo of a mail delivery truck from Canada Post shows a truck with the slogan « De partout... jusqu'à vous / From anywhere... to anyone » L'image d'un camion de courrier de Postes Canada avec le slogan.

  • This isn't a translation. There's a French slogan and an English slogan, and they have similar constructions but not the same meaning. The 2001 annual report might shed more light on the choice of slogan, if there's more than what's cited in journals.openedition.org/eccs/291 . Unfortunately the 2001 report is too old to be online. Jun 17 at 20:51

DeepL literal translation :

De n'importe où... à n'importe qui.

would have been an extremely poor choice, as the meaning is more like "we do not care a lot of about who would actually get what was sent from whatever location".

De partout means "from everywhere". This is positive. There are no places from where the mail won't be picked.

À vous risks not to be immediately understood, because it can also mean "your turn" or "belongs to you", instead of highlighting the final destination/recipient.

Jusqu'à vous (up to your place) is conveying the movement implied by the English "from - to": Anywhere → transit → Anyone.

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    "Livrer n'importe quoi depuis n'importe où à n'importe qui!", un slogan qui aurait eu de la gueule!
    – XouDo
    Jun 16 at 8:33
  • Hi! Thanks for your answer. Just to clarify, I never suggested or brought up "De n'importe où... à n'importe qui."
    – NNOX Apps
    Jun 17 at 5:22
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    Indeed. As I wrote, this translation is from DeepL which is usually not bad but here an example showing the current limits of machine translation.
    – jlliagre
    Jun 17 at 6:38
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    @user52144 it's funny to realize that a valid translation could still be completely off because of the context.
    – XouDo
    Jun 17 at 8:38

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