Monday, 25 October 2010

Something to amuse!

Barry received this email from a friend today:

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:
CUST! OMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER..

On the main road to Mombassa, 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.

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?

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.

11 comments:

  1. It seems women get a pretty raw deal.

    CJ xx

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  2. FUNNY! I especially like the sign at the air ticket office in Copenhagen. I suspect it's telling the truth! :)

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  3. "I'll give you something to amuse. Here, you can amuse the children while I'm out."

    These are hilarious, Janice. I'm afraid I'm in one of those moods today wherein I think the Thai donkey rides are the funniest, although I agree with my fellow Canadian that the airline ticket office in Copenhagen really means what it says.

    Kay, Alberta

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  4. Thanks for sharing these giggles Janice. Would you please ask Barry for advice about the best way to mop coffee and biscuits from the keyboard of my laptop....hugs,Sylvia xx

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  5. These are hilarious! I've seen a few signs in our travels that have made me smile.

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  6. Language is such a wonderful thing

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  7. They remind me of the time I translated, "he went up the stairs four by four" as, "he went up then stairs on all fours". The worst of it was I knew it was wrong as I wrote it. As a result I have some sympathy with the people who were wrestling with English for these notices. But I'm grateful for the entertainment. :)

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  8. I did get a few chuckles out of this. One hopes that these are cases of poor translation ;)

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  9. OMG - this post has me laughing and crying at the same time!

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