Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lost In Translation.

All of these signs and bloopers are located in countries where English is a second language and in some instances in English speaking countries they are not much better.

Airport lounge sign reads: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar!.

Furrier sign reads: Fur coats made for ladies from their own skin!.

Drycleaners sign reads: Drop your trousers here for best results!.

Hotel sign reads: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid!.

(c) 2013 Windsmoke.

6 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

Years ago I stopped at a toll road rest area. There was a loud argument near the sinks among several women who did not speak English. A sign on the paper towel dispenser said WASH YOUR HANDS IT'S THE LAW. Put there for the food workers, but apparently taken extremely seriously by a group of women looking around for the hand washing police.

Andrew said...

Many of these seem to come from China. I think all businesses should have access to a 'good English' government hotline to get their signs right.

Cloudia said...

gotta larf!



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FruitCake said...

Invited to take advantage of the chambermaid? Sure it wasn't a sign in Victorian England?

TariqMian said...

last two are funny ones

Ygraine said...

Impossible to choose a favourite here...laughed so much I cried!!!