International Mistranslations...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glocknut, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    I got this off of a site i look at when I'm bored... its kinda funny. :)


    Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered throughout the world.

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

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

    In a Leipzig elevator:
    Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

    In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
    To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin
    should enter more persons, each one should press a number of
    wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national

    In a Paris hotel elevator:
    Please leave your values at the front desk.

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

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

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

    In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox
    You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and
    Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except

    In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:
    Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the
    boots of ascension.

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

    On the menu of a Polish hotel:
    Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy
    dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose;
    beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.

    Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
    Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

    In a Bangkok dry cleaners:
    Drop your trousers here for best results.

    Outside a Paris dress shop:
    Dresses for street walking.

    In a Rhodes tailor shop:
    Order your summers suit. Because is a big rush we will execute
    customers in strict rotation.

    Similarly, from the Soviet Weekly:
    There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 5,000 Soviet
    Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over
    the past two years.

    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 the purpose.

    In a Zurich hotel:
    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.

    In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
    Teeth extracted by the latest methodists.

    In a Rome laundry:
    Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a
    good time.

    Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:
    Would you like to ride on your own ass?

    In a Swiss mountain inn:
    Special today -- no ice cream.

    In a Bangkok temple:
    It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner, if dressed as
    a man.

    In a Tokyo bar:
    Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

    In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
    We take your bags and send them in all directions.

    On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
    If this is your first visit to the USSR, then you are welcome to

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

    In a Budapest zoo:
    Please do no t feed the animals. If you have any suitable food,
    give it to the guard on duty.

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

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

    In a Tokyo shop:
    Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are best
    in the long run.

    From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air
    Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your
    room, please control yourself.

    From a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:
    When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet
    him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage
    then tootle him with vigor.

    Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
    - English well talking
    - Here speeching American
  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS

  3. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Just don't travel! Should be easy for ya! :D :D :D :D :D
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!

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  5. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    GOOD uns. :D :D :D

    "You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid" Hmmmmmmm........
  6. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Owyhee County, Idaho
    I believe I'd rather "tootle" a her "vigorously" rather than a him.
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