Friday, January 26, 2007

English Signs in Non-English speaking countries


English Signs in Non-English speaking countries

A cocktail lounge in Norway:
“Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.”

A restaurant in Nairobi:
“Customers who find our servers rude ought to see the manager.”

Athi River Highway leaving Nairobi:
“Take notice: When this sign is under water, this road is impassable.”

A poster in 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.”

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
“Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.”

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.”

Advertisement for donkey rides in 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.”

Airline ticket office in Copenhagen:
“We take your bags and send them in all directions.”

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