Sunday, July 17, 2005

Amusing Signs in Other Places

These were sent to me by the wonderful Maria, at http://silverfox-whispers.com/ , after reading the post about my "dyslexia". Apparently some of us have problems in translation as well!




In a Bangkok temple: "IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN."


Cocktail lounge, Norway: LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

Doctors office, Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

Dry cleaners, Bangkok: DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS

In a Nairobi restaurant: "CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER."

On Athi River highway: this is the main road to Mombasa,leaving Nairobi. "TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE."

On a poster at Kencom: "ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT READ? IF SO, WE CAN HELP."

In a City restaurant: "OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS."

A sign seen on an automatic restroom hand dryer: "DO NOT ACTIVATE WITH WET HANDS."

In a cemetery: "PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES."

Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations: "GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED"

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: "OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR."

In a Tokyo bar: "SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS."

Hotel, Yugoslavia: "THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID"

Hotel, Japan: "YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID."

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: "YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY."

A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest: "IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR INSTANCE, MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE TOGETHER IN ONE TENT UNLESS THEY ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS PURPOSE."

Hotel, Zurich: "BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE."

Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand: "WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?"

The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: "GUARANTEED TO WORK THROUGHOUT ITS USEFUL LIFE."

In a Swiss mountain inn: "SPECIAL TODAY - NO ICE-CREAM."

Airline ticket office, Copenhagen: "WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS."

A laundry in Rome: "LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME.

22 comments:

J. Star said...

Came via Michele's. I dig these anecdotes; you might find the site Engrish.com to be very entertaining. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee it. :)

Terri said...

LMAO! These were great! Thanks for commenting at Cyber Cooler!

Erin said...

LOL!

Here from Michele's. Thanks for the laugh!

Champs said...

LOL! I see you figured out who I was. After BG posted her list did we realize that my blog had my nickname in plain view. Oh well! Thanks for visiting my site.

Blond Girl said...

Hi Judy!
First, these are great! Try going to google and typing in "church bullitan errors". I think that should get you to the collection of similar type errors, but these all came from church bulletins. One of my favorites is along the lines of "the women of the choir have cast off clothing of all kinds in the basement".

Second, I see you caught the connection between me and "A Guy's Life". I forgot he put Champs as his name on the site. Even so, I couldn't resist posting off of him. Maybe I'm carrying my "anonymous" thing too far... but it is fun!

christina said...

Ha ha, those are wonderful! Michele sent me.

Robin said...

Hahahaha! Those are great!

Melissa said...

very cute. I chuckled at those!

Jennie said...

Hey kenju,
I saw your comment about not being able to post sometimes because of haloscan. Here's something weird I figured out on Steel cowboys site. If I click on a link then immediately click off and onto the comment button, it'll open for me every time. Isn't that strange? Try it, it might work for you! Course, you have to find a link somewhere on the page first. ;)

Thumper said...

7Up...out...the...nose...

Those are too freaking funny!

middle-angel said...

Came via Tabor. LOL in front my computer early in the morning (AM3:15)Japan Time.

srp said...

These are really great. Maybe I should scrap the Oklahoma story and just use these for the speech tomorrow.

After seeing the bag handlers in Rome drop bags off their carts and keep going I totally agree with the one from Copenhagen.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

"...wines leave you nothing to hope for." Food here at the Old Folks' Home is like that...

Funny stuff, Judy

FTS said...

"OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS."

My clients think these are my business hours.

Angel of Music said...

LOL! I needed a good laugh! Thanks for stopping by - and for your comment on how small they type was. I wasn't aware that my font was showing up so small, so I fixed it - without your comment, I never would have known! :0) Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Those are hilarious!! I was trying to pick a favorite, but it's too hard. :-)

Jamie Dawn said...

Those are hilarious.
Be careful what you are saying!!!

vicki said...

I think the Asians have special talents when it comes to translation. These are a riot. And yes, I copped your idea on dyslexia, it's true. But now I put up a flower picture for you. :-)

Heather said...

Very funny!

deputyswife said...

Very good!

Hello, Michele sent me!

Lisa said...

Trying to laugh without waking anyone up! It was difficult.

During Graduation, my high school principal said "Would the parents please remain standing until the seniors pass out?"

Carl V. said...

Those are hilarious! Thanks for the good laugh!