Sunday, February 28, 2010

Funny Amusing Mistranslations

International Signs (Mis-Translations)

Acapulco hotel sign: The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

Bucharest hotel lobby: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

Budapest zoo: Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

Copenhagen airline ticket office: WE take your bags and send them in all directions.

Czechoslovakian tourist agency: Take one of our horse-driven city tours--we guarantee no miscarriages.

Finnish washroom faucet: To stop the drip, turn cock to right.

Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

Norwegian cocktail lounge: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

Tokyo bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

Tokyo hotel: Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read this notice.

In the office of a Roman doctor:
   "Specialist in women and other diseases."

In a Yugoslavian hotel: 
  "The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid."

In a hotel in Athens:
   "Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours
   of 9 and 11 A.M. daily."

In a Hong Kong supermarket:
   "For your convenience, we recommend courageous, efficient self-service."

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?"

In a Japanese hotel room:
   "Please to bathe inside the tub."

                                                             In a loan company window:
   "Now you can borrow enough money to get completely out of debt."

In the window of a Travel Agency:
   "Please Go Away!"

 In a Pennsylvania cemetery:
   "Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves."

At the dry cleaners:
   "We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand."

On the grounds of a public school:
   "No trespassing without permission."

On a radiator repair garage:
   "Best place to take a leak."

On a roller coaster:
   "Watch your head."

In front of a New Hampshire car wash:
   "If you can't read this, it's time to wash your car."

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